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mobi Ò The Lace Reader õ Hardcover read ☆ randarenewables ☆ Every gift has a price Every piece of lace has a secret My name is Towner Whitney No that's not exactly true My real first name is Sophya Never believe me I lie all the time Towner Whitney the self confessed unreliable narrator of The Lace Mesmerizing tale that spirals into a world of secrets confused identities lies and half truths in which the reader uickly finds it's nearly impossible to separate fact from fiction but as Towner Whitney points out early on in the novel There are no accidents front fl I liked this book at first because of the visual setting of Salem and Marblehead the unusual dysfunctional family and the mystery of the aunt's death As the story progresses it just gets tangled in its own web or lace as it were a story in search of a flashy ending which is provided but somehow unsatisfying

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F Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations but the disappearance of two women brings Towner home to Salem and the truth about the death of her twin sister to light The Lace Reader is a This book didn’t uite live up to my expectations for it but overall I thought it was okay That makes me a little sad because there were several elements to this book that seemed like they would be wildly interesting when they were all mixed together in the same book and I was hoping to really love it A uick rundown of the things that happened include the mysterious death of Eva Whitney suicide the disappearance of a young woman mental illness sexual abuse rape witchcraft fortune telling eccentric women and a Christian cult all set in the backdrop of modern day Salem MA The story is not told in a linear fashion and the unusual events from the past are fleshed out through a series of flashbacks dreams and hallucinations So it is the reader’s job to match up the present day events with what may or may not have happened in the past I really liked that techniue Towner Whitney is the main character and the primary narrator of the story However she flat out tells you on the first page of the story that she doesn’t tell the truth that there are “holes” from the past where she admittedly does not remember what happened and that she has been hospitalized for mental illness And so differentiating between her hallucinations her invented history and the true facts that are slowly learned through the actions of other characters make for a very wild rideOverall the story was very engrossing but something didn’t totally gel for me Unfortunately I can’t uite put my finger on it although I suspect my issues were with Towner herself She never felt like a real person to me and I was never able to see her The same for Detective Rafferty who is investigating the death of Eva the disappearance of Angela and trying to build a strong enough case to drive the Christian cult out of town once and for all He also falls in love with Towner and when that happened I was like “oh Rly? Um okay I guess” I really liked Eva even though she was dead before the book even started and I also liked all the scenes with Cal Boynton the cult leader and his crazy band of followersI love cult members They're so freaky

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The Lace ReaderEvery gift has a price Every piece of lace has a secret My name is Towner Whitney No that's not exactly true My real first name is Sophya Never believe me I lie all the time Towner Whitney the self confessed unreliable narrator of The Lace Reader hails from a family o Reading this book is like falling asleep in a moderately interesting class A moment flutters by that briefly captures your imagination but mainly things are just droning along Droning that is until the last moment when the teacher starts ranting and throwing things Wow I'm awake I'm awake what's happening? This book has one of those crazy twist endings that just doesn't make sense and you suspect that you missed something since you were after all practically asleep But you didn't It's just a bad ending to a relatively dull book I don't need authors to connect all the dots for me or make endings into neatly wrapped packages but this was too messy It's not that there are unanswered uestions it's that I'm not even sure what uestions to ask I suspect that the opening line of this book where the main character warns us that she is a liar was added after it was finished as an excuse for the flimsy and unconvincing ending