Okay, but not great thriller
At times achingly slow, and at times seemingly in fast forward mode, The River Sorrow is just an "OK" book for me.
I readily admit that I could not really identify much with the reformed drug addict doctor (his behavior is odd at the beginning of the story with regards to the police investigation and moves illogically throughout most of the first half of the book) and this hurt my enjoyment of the book. However, the addict Summer Storm's character gets even more ridiculous as the story moves along (I'll not detail why so as to avoid spoilers).
On a pet peeve note, on page 243 of my edition Holden perpetuates the silly idea that police must identify themselves when they are undercover if they are asked, "Are you a cop?" Jeez.
Not good, not bad. Just a book.
I rate this book 3 stars out of 5.
Reviewed on February 12, 2009.
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