Friday, November 7, 2014

16 and Pregnant

The Lost Daughter by Lucy Ferris
: February 7, 2012 by Berkley Trade
This book was completely different from what I expected. I had assumed from the title that it was about a daughter who goes missing, but as you find immediately in the prologue that isn't the case at all. This did throw me for a bit, and while I've always had a bit of a fascination reading about kidnappings or missing children, I was more than up for the actual story.

This book did start out extremely slow though. It's one of those books where you want to scream at the characters, "Just talk to eachother!!!" because that would solve their differences. Of course it would also make a very short book, but still it's so frustrating to read something like that.

Except then halfway through the book there was a turn I wasn't expecting, one that completely changed the pace of the book. From that point on I really didn't want to put the book down because I just had to know how things would end up.

I'm glad I wound up sticking with this book because overall I enjoyed it. I realize it's a bit of work to get through the first bits, but I think if you continue you'll appreciate it as well. It's interesting coming up with a rating, because if I was rating just the first half it would likely be around a 3.5, but based on the second half I felt like a 5, so I'm having to come in between. Either way, even with the first half, it's one I know I'll look back on a bit fondly.


Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. Hi Shoshanah,

    I have to admit that the premise didn't quite match what I was expecting and some of the published reviews have been downright scathing of the storyline.

    I realise that reviews are very subjective by their very nature, as one persons blockbuster might well be someone elses bottom of the pile, so I am intrigued enough to want to discover just what made you upgrade your rating so dramatically half way through.

    I am pleased that you enjoyed the book in the end and thanks for sharing your thoughts.


  2. Now you have me intrigued and wanting to read it!