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THE BOOK,
by Sandra Brown, is about a lady who is given another woman’s life as a result of a plane crash, mistaken identity, and plastic surgery. Then she apparently has to stop her new ‘husband’s’ murder somehow.
WHY I PICKED IT UP
I was looking through the new releases and its premise sounded interesting. After writing the majority of this review I found out this is an ebook re-release of the original from 1990.
WHERE/WHY I STOPPED
On page seven, as the TV news crew was getting word of the plane crash—and I’ve never known a plane crash to be so boring. I even kept reading for an extra page just to see if anything actually happened. The narrative starts by explaining how the plane took off but would never land, then jumps straight to the newsroom—the crash isn’t even narrated—and the only character we get to identify with is the unfortunately named, “Irish,” a newsman.
WHAT COULD BE BETTER, IF ANYTHING
I’m not sure why any of what I read is necessary for the story; as far as I’m concerned if you’re not going to narrate the crash, just start us off with the main character awakening in the hospital. Or amid the fiery wreckage. Brown tries to create a hook by promising the plane crash, but she fails to deliver.

RECOMMENDATION: DON’T READ
I daydreamed through most of what little I read. Avoid this book, even if it is only $1.99.

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