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A reader who’ll try anything once, including bad books in search of good ones. Eclectic as her tastes are, she tends to gravitate to historical romances, realistic contemporaries, and some fantasy novels.

Currently reading

The Complete Sherlock Holmes (The Heirloom Collection)
Arthur Conan Doyle, Simon Vance
Progress: 13 %
Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila

The First (The Returned) by Jason Mott

The First (The Returned) - Jason Mott

This didn't suck me in like I expected it to. None of the characters actually get to feel or process the emotions a return of a lost loved one will imaginably bring up. I'm not blaming the third person limited voice--that bit I actually liked--rather than the writing itself. It's the telling rather than showing and a terrible distance to the characters who are going through this upheaval.It's a lukewarm first glimpse into the world of The Returned, but luckily the preview of the actual novel is better. Still, I wish the author had taken the time to name the black FBI agent.