this book actually reminds me of the one I just finished...and it’s not a bad thing. it turns out that J. Todd Scott and Emma Kavanagh have a lot in common as writers when it comes to story structure, and how to successfully shift narrative perspective between a handful of characters, while doing so shows, slowly, how all these interesting characters’ lives intertwine, often in dark and sinister ways (the past crucial to understanding the present); both books feature a character left for dead but surviving in a coma, but even that’s okay, because the wider circumstances are so different. and there’s one way the books are different: Texas doesn’t remind me of Wales.
so, suffice it to say, if you were to tell me that Emma Kavanagh and J. Todd Scott got together somewhere for coffee and nailed down,while chatting, how to structure a novel perfectly to serve a complex and thoroughly engrossing plot, I would not be surprised. I wouldn’t bet on it—it’s likely just a coincidence that I’ve selected these two books back-to-back—but I wouldn’t be surprised. anyway, they both do their thing very well—and again, meeting two authors in a row, who are so far apart geographically and yet remind me of each other in terms of storytelling technique, is kind of cool. may not need a third book in a row that is eerily similar, but I’ll worry about that later.