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review 2014-03-10 20:56
A confusing read

Eyewitness by Rebecca Forster

To be honest I struggled to get into this book.  There were a few times I almost gave up.  It was the frustration of not knowing what was going on that got me, it was like I was reading two different books.  I'm pleased I persisted as once I found out what was going on it all sort of made sense in a way and when I eventually got hooked I had to read to the end to find out how everything turned out.  However, I don't think the technique of writing two different stories in alternate chapters quite worked.  The stories were so different, not even taking place in the same country or the same era, and until they eventually merged and overlapped, it was just too confusing.  The neatly wrapped up ending was also a little unsatisfying, as if it was written just to set up a sequel.  All in all it was an okay read, but nothing to do a happy dance about.

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