It’s a 35-year-old cold case of a missing mom, and the now 40-year-old daughter wants to know what happened to Violet.
WHAT I LIKED
Daughter Daisy needs to know what happened so she can move forward in her messed-up life — did Dad kill her? Did she run away? And why did she take the DOG but not her daughter? The people with info include the husband aka Daisy’s Dad, a babysitter who saw her get ready to go out, a best friend, a brother, a car salesman, some men at the local bar, etc. The story bops back and forth from the past to the present, like most cold cases do. And the tension ramps up when Kinsey finds out that not everyone seems to like her looking for Violet…either that or they just don’t like the tires on her car.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
The characterizations of the kids and what they’re thinking or feeling back in ’53 seem “off”, more like adults guessing how they feel or act, and the interactions come off really clumsy. And I don’t think there is a single character that I actually like.
Legend: 1/5 Finished 2/5 Not bad 3/5 Good 4/5 Enjoyable 5/5 Excellent
THE BOTTOM LINE
The story is okay, but the characters are depressing.
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