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A Perfect Sentence

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Michelle S, Reviewer

Last updated on 10 Mar 2018

I Recommend This Book


I was given an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. While the beginning is a little predictable (middle aged man falls in love with much younger woman); the novel shapes up to be quite remarkable. It is exceptionally well written and the characters are well developed to the point where Cassie's intrigue and depth are palatable. My only criticism would be that as an American, I struggled a little with the language. That being said, I found it difficult to put down. Ivor meanders through Europe discovering cultures and places as he seeks to understand who Cassie is. He describes his adventure ''as if we are the stars in a movie most people only ever get to rent.''.  While Ivor struggles with finding himself and recapturing his own youth; the reader finds herself waiting patiently for the other shoe to drop-- and drop it does. The ending leaves one feeling sorrowful, disenchanted, and morose as the web Ivor weaves becomes more and more tangled.  A brilliant work about a tormented soul.

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