Friday, January 09, 2015
The Half Life of Molly Pierce, by Katrina Leno
It quickly becomes apparent that there is an entire group of people who know her, but under a different name, and solely from the time periods when she has blacked out. Stranger still, no one seems to be surprised from this finding. But no one will explain to her why this is so.
A complicated and, at times, tricky plot to follow. The pace is perfect for the story and the mystery unravels at a satisfying pace. The characters are a bit hard to engage with, but this is a plot-driven story. Leno makes some effort to round out the character of Molly, but to be blunt no one really cares if she is a bad friend or a kind older sister. We simply want to know what the heck is going on! And that need to figure out this story is what will keep you flipping pages.