December 8, 2012
book review: the girl, the gold tooth and everything
Mina Clark has mounting bills to pay, an absent husband a rambunctious daughter to deal with. To make matters worse, she also has amnesia and is afraid her mind is slipping even more. Though she has almost no memory of her life, the people around her do not fill in he blanks, because they fear the circumstances that led her condition are too much for her to handle.
When a visit to the dentist leads her to have a gold crown placed in her mouth, Mina's thoughts -- dreams and memories included -- take a turn for the even crazier. With her life, and her family's, at stake, she must do something to figure out the mystery surrounding her life before it is too late.
This book took so many twists and turns, it was difficult not to get completely caught up in the story. Though written in third person, it followed Mina's train of thought mostly, and with her being an unreliable narrator on account of her amnesia and possible insanity, as a reader I questioned almost everything going on around her. When a writer can pull off a character and story like that, you know it is going to be good.
In addition to Mina, the story was filled with characters who added even more intrigue to the story. No one and nothing is who or what they seemed by the end of the book.
Well-developed, suspenseful and filled with several unexpected twists, this was an excellent read that kept me flipping the pages.
Rating: 4.5 of 5
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