Monday, May 10, 2010

Book Review: Wherever Nina Lies

I read Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten very, very quickly. It was a suspenseful read that built and built so that I had a difficult time putting it down. I found myself getting more and more flustered, just wanting to find out what happened to Nina and what was going to happen to her sister Ellie.

The basic plot of the story is this: Ellie's sister, Nina, disappeared two years ago. Nina was a bit of a free spirit and had been sneaking out of the house for a long time. She was creative and funky and seemed to want to be free of rules and didn't seem too interested about having a little sister as a groupie.

Ellie desperately wants to know what happened to her sister. Ellie's mother seems to have written her eldest daughter off, but Ellie is not willing to let go of her sister. When she stumbles across a clue in the form of a drawing at a thrift shop, Ellie stumbles on a trail that leads her to find out the truth about what happened to her sister. And, the truth is not as free spirited or happy as Ellie had pictured.

For all of the suspense, this was not a super realistic read. I had to suspend my disbelief in more than a few spots, and the plot was a bit unrealistic. There were a lot of convenient coincidences and discoveries, but was this an entertaining read? Absolutely.

4 comments:

  1. Nice review! I won this one a while ago and set it on the TBR mountain. I'll have to pull it off soon. I'm glad that you found it a quick read.

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  2. I read it super fast, and I agree with "this was not a super realistic read", because it totally wasn't!

    Great review!

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  3. this does sound really interesting. I think if the book is good, I can suspend disbelief fairly well. :)

    -Lauren

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  4. I thought the same thing as you! Looking at your reading list for 2010, it seems like we have the same taste in books!

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