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What do you think of this story? What do you like most about it?
I felt this story has a classic feel to it, especially some of the scenes with the tired sheriff having various intentionally ambiguously worded one-on-ones with the protagonist. It gave me a "Texas Ranger" vibe. The main character is lovable but flawed, which is pleasant to read.
What do you think?
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At the beginning, I thought Brian had killed someone or had escaped from jail or something with the cops and dogs on his trail. It seemed like an awful lot for someone who had vandalized a car but at that point, the story was just getting started and kept me turning the page. Nice hook.
The author had one line that stood out for me. On page 106 of the paperback, Brian is explaining Rebecca's mother to her and says, "She didn't hate Brian Redmond. She hated Rebecca's husband and it could have been any guy." That hit pretty close to home.
I liked this story a lot.
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
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I liked the ending--with Brian and the money--because I think he was a good person at heart, and he didn't have to engage in that conversation about the charity that would benefit from the funds. I think he deserved a happy ending, anyway.
Kudos to the author--a great tale you weave!
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and going back and forth with the characters gripped my attention.
It was a fun read.
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But I am confused.
As far as I can figure out, the sequence of events is this:
1. Sally accidentally hits drifter with her car. Drives off. Hit and run. Drifter dies.
2. Sally proceeds to hire some kid to vandalize her car in order to cover up the evidence of the hit and run. She pays him $200.
3. Kid uses the $200 to buy drugs ... FROM THE DRIFTER WHO HAS ALREADY DIED!!!
Can somebody help me, please? Did he buy the drugs off the guy as he lay dying at the side of the road?
I enjoyed the interconnecting plot, but this discrepancy kept me confused, expecting an even more complicated solution, until the very end, when I ... remained confused.
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