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The Book of You by Claire Kendal (Book Review #121)

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 06/06/17

My 14th book this year.)

Clarissa has been chosen for Jury service. It comes as a great relief as she needs a break from the trouble in her life. 

The case takes hold of her and she soon realises there are too many similarities between her real life and the story being told by Laura, the victim. 

Clarissa writes in her journal on a regular basis. The book is about you, Rafe. You have somehow wedged yourself into every aspect of Clarissa’s daily routines. You are here, there, everywhere at every turn both expected and unexpected. 

Clarissa knows how Laura feels. She knows the mistakes Laura has made so she knows the right kind of evidence she needs before she can get the help that she needs to escape this creep of a man. 

***SPOILER ALERT***

This book began with much suspense and I could feel the tension build as the journal was written. Then all of a sudden it felt to much, that not enough was done by Clarissa to prevent what was waiting to happen. 

I absolutely hated the abrupt “big moment” and the eay the story ended. It’s a shame when potentially amazing books are ruined by the ending. It just didn’t fit well enough with  the rest of the story. It just happened all of a sudden then we are not told how. 

I enjoyed the court case. I loved how there were similarities that helped fuel Clarissa’s fear of what would happen if she were to go the police. Having only just ventured into this genre, I am enjoying the new events and turns. I am enjoying “learning” new fears, how people might react and how some people are just completely unpredictable no matter how nice they might appear to the outside world.

Written by Ling Lee (06/06/17)

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