Monday, November 01, 2010

Tuesday's Child by Carolyn Gibbs

The story begins with Lane Harris, a young girl, who lives

in Washington with her parents, Morgan and Jenna. The
story flashes back and forth at first, recapping Lane's
abusive childhood and showing her now, teenaged self.
Father Ray Keates is Lane's only friend, a sort of father
figure in her life. His brother, Richard, takes his anger
against Morgan out on Lane, threatening trouble for her.
After being attacked, Lane is left alone in Seattle and
has to fight to survive. After six months, she is the
witness to a murder and decides she must return home.
Determined to discover the identity of her attacker, she
must fight against not only nature, but herself in order
to survive.

This book was very well-written. I enjoyed the author's
writing style. She made me hate certain characters (namely
Jenna and Morgan) and love others (such as Ray and Lane).
The plot did not always move fast, but her writing kept me
interested long enough to get to the next event. The
author also does a good job of throwing in a twist or two
along the way, leading to a satisfying and slightly
unexpected ending. I would definitely recommend this book
to those who like a character-driven story.

Reviewer Age:16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Westerville, OH United States