Force of Nature

by Jane Harper | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 125010565X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingReallyBookishwing of Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on 7/25/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingReallyBookishwing from Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, July 25, 2019
Reading now.

Journal Entry 2 by wingReallyBookishwing at Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, July 27, 2019
I picked this up with a bit of trepidation, slightly concerned that it might not be as good as The Dry. I needn't have worried! In some ways, I think I may have enjoyed this one even more. Atmospheric, compelling, utterly engaging. I loved it! I have become a total Jane Harper fan.

Released 5 mos ago (7/31/2019 UTC) at Wishlist tag game, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This is headed out to GoryDetails as part of the wishlist tag game. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, August 03, 2019
The book arrived safely today; many thanks! I was interested in this one for its "corporate retreat goes horribly wrong" subplot; will see how it compares to The Dry!

Later: This one didn't go quite the way I'd expected, and while it had some very effective scenes, I admit I didn't have much sympathy for most of the main characters. The corporate-team-building aspect promised to be amusing or dark or both, but wound up feeling... off; too many characters with unusual quirks, too many interrelated secrets, too many convenient coincidences. I don't know - it just didn't work for me, past the opening chapters in which the mysterious disappearance is set up. (I also found it distracting to shift between the viewpoints of the retreat characters and of investigator Aaron Falk (the main character of The Dry); his interest in the case has to do with his own investigation into corporate crime, for which the missing woman is a key witness, and his hopes of finding her (or at least the evidence she promised) seems a bit cold-hearted. And unnecessary... for me, the story might have worked better without him, relying simply on local law enforcement and search-and-rescue. All in all it felt like too many plot points crammed into the story for its own good.

Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at North End (see notes for details) in Boston, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, December 05, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (12/5/2019 UTC) at North End (see notes for details) in Boston, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I plan to leave this book in or near Pauli's in the North End before trying one of their famous lobster rolls. Hope someone enjoys the book!

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*** Released for the 2019 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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