7 years ago
23 December 2009
In the end, neither the arc of their relationship nor the outcome of the case end well, and the book leaves the reader questioning both.
I don't know if I would go out of my way to recommend this book to a friend, but I would tell them that I enjoyed reading it, for sure. It was an easy read, I read the majority of it in one day of cross-country travel, and the story is quick-paced enough to keep the reader engaged in the story throughout.
In The Woods, Tana French (2007)
21 December 2009
An Echo in the Bone is the seventh book in the series. The saga of Claire and Jamie, as well as Bree and Roger, really grabs the reader and brings you into their story, which by now is in the middle of the Revolutionary War. Gabaldon clearly does her homework, as is evident by the fact that there usually elapses about three years between each book and also by the number of historically accurate nuances throughout it. She is a researcher, after all.
Clocking in at over 800 pages means that the plot is too involved to discuss, and I wouldn't want to give anything away. But, as I was finishing the last hundred or so pages while my students were taking a final exam, I found myself about to cry more than once, and had to remind myself that I was in public.
The book ends on a note that basically ensures there will be another book in the series. Even if I have to wait for three years, I'm happy to do it with characters like these ones and a story that is completely brilliant, unique, and well-developed.
An Echo In the Bone, Diana Gabaldon (2009)