Sunday, April 26, 2020

REVIEW⤏ WHERE THEY FOUND HER

BY KIMBERLY MCCREIGHT




    SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS⇣
    At the end of a long winter, in bucolic Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of an infant is discovered in the woods near the town’s prestigious university campus. No one knows who the baby is, or how her body ended up out there. But there is no shortage of opinions.
    When freelance journalist, and recent Ridgedale transplant, Molly Anderson is unexpectedly called upon to cover the story for the Ridegdale Reader, it’s a risk, given the severe depression that followed the loss of her own baby. But the bigger threat comes when Molly unearths some of Ridgedale’s darkest secrets, including a string of unreported sexual assaults that goes back twenty years.
    Meanwhile, Sandy, a high school dropout, searches for her volatile and now missing mother, and PTA president Barbara struggles to help her young son, who’s suddenly having disturbing outbursts.


    BOOK TAGS


     WHERE THEY FOUND HER DIDN'T REALLY MATTER ALL THAT MUCH??? 
     MYSTERY
    ⤏ BABY MAMA DRAMA AND THEN SOME
     SECRETS, LIES & BETRAYALS
     TWISTY-ISH, I GUESS...

      BOOK DETAILS⇣


      AUDIO PERFORMED BY Tavia Gilbert, Lauren Fortgang, Rachel F. Hirsch,  & Therese Plummer
      NARRATION RATING  3.5/5
      SOURCE LIBBY AUDIOBOOK (LIBRARY)
      AUDIOBOOK LENGTH 11 HOURS


      MY THOUGHTS⇣ 


      Too many characters, too many POVs, too many time jumps, and too many babies Mama's, Daddies, and whatnot.  I couldn't keep track of it all.

      It was awesome that it had additional narrators for each POV and most are really good narrators, a couple of them sounded the same, and I never knew who's head I was in...except for the Journalist, Molly, and that's because she was narrated by one of my least favorite narrators, Tavia Gilbert.  All these additional POVs did for me was confuse me, honestly.  By the end, I didn't know who did who; and who got who pregnant.  The question section on the book's Goodreads page cleared some of that up for me or at least told me I had it all wrong.

      Then to top it off, the twist at the end was literally out of nowhere...I just can't with this book...or this bucolic town of Ridgedale...more like Drama-dale.


      MY RATING ✰STARS✰


      BREAKDOWN⇣

      Plot 2/5
      Characters 2/5
      The Feels 2/5
      Pacing 3/5
      Addictiveness 3/5
      Theme, Tone or Intensity 3/5
      Flow (Writing Style) 3.5/5
      Twisty-ness/Mystery 3.5/5
      Believability 2/5
      Ending 2.5/5



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