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3.0 out of 5 starsCrashed and burned
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on April 21, 2017
This book started out great. A loving husband, Will, who is trying to have a baby with his adoring wife, Iris, leaves for a business conference in Orlando, Florida. Later in the day his name is found on the passenger list for an airplane which crashed near Seattle. Instead of the airline advising her, she hears it from a friend who heard his name on the television during a news report about the crash. Thus begins Iris's nightmare.
Pretty soon, she is meeting people who tell her stories about her husband she never knew. Stories like he was on that plane to attend an interview for a job in Seattle. Turns out he was from Seattle and not the deep south as he had told his wife. Nothing was as she once believed. And then secret messages appear. She wonders if Will is still alive.
Why didn't I love this story or even like it. Well I did at first. It was astonishing initially, then it became wildly improbable until I found it totally impossible It went from the sublime to the ridiculous but I did finish it reluctantly.
The ending crashed and burned like the flight to Seattle.