Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Lace Reader

by Brunonia Barry

I am not sure where to start with this review.  Sophya "Towner" Whitney comes from a family of lace readers.  Hailing from Salem, these women can see the future in patterns of lace.

Due to the disappearance of her grandmother, Eva, Towner has recently returned to Salem.  What follows is partially present day action, part flashback, and all totally confusing.  And did I mention that Towner is an unreliable narrator?

While the story is well-paced and interesting, I was disappointed by the lack of character development, the under-developed lace-reading aspect, and the not-so-tight plotting.


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