Far Gone by Laura Griffin
Provided free by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Finish Time: 10 nights. Unfortunately for this book, also being a kind of crime, thriller, I just came off of reading a crazy one (The Widow File), so in comparison, this one didn’t hold up. That’s not to say it isn’t good but I may have enjoyed it more on it’s own, my head was so twisted from the last read, it’s almost unfair to this book.
It was fine. There was nothing wrong with it, it just didn’t hold my interest as I felt it was slow moving at times. It was a bit mystery, a few action-packed scenes, and a little bit of love thrown in. Andrea Finch was a likable, yet frustrating main character. And by frustrating, I believe that was intentional, as many of the other characters found her that way as well. Her interactions with the other lead, Jon North, were full of fun banter that is a bit predictable.
The story begins with a “defining moment” in Andrea’s life and career. The story was brought back to it a couple times, but I would have liked maybe a little more? Not that they story line needed it, just a few unanswered questions there. The book then goes on to the “meat” of the story when Andrea receives a cryptic phone call from her brother, Gavin, asking for money. She goes to find him and ends up in the middle of an investigation.
It was well written, kept me turning pages, just a bit slower than I would have liked. Again, just coming off of a more intense book, I feel biased. Not bad, not exceptional, we’ll leave it at that. Now on to something different from a crime book!