Wednesday, February 13, 2013

review: the next time you see me by holly goddard jones

In alternating points of view, the mystery of what happened to Susanna’s sister Ronnie unfolds in Holly Goddard Jones’s debut novel.  Although Ronnie’s fate is always clear, how she died and at whose hand makes for an intriguing mystery.  But the mystery isn’t all there is to The Next Time You See Me; there’s also the dynamic of the rich and poor in a small factory town in Kentucky as well as varied relationships and their conflicts.  It is a well-layered novel with multi-dimensional characters that invoke sympathy even when they do horrible things (I actually felt for Ronnie’s killer).
Review copy provided by the publisher, Touchstone Books.

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