I'm bored with TV and playing on the internet so I've been doing a lot of reading. Here it is, August 5th and I'm turning in my 1st book report for the month. My wonderful friend Megan sent me Island of Lost Girls promising a quick yet creepy read.
And she was (mostly) right. It was a very quick read though I have to say I wasn't super creeped out by it. A general story about an abduction that happens in broad daylight with several side-plots happening both in the past and with another child abduction that takes place several states away, Island of Lost Girls has a decent mystery element to it. Author Jennifer McMahon seems to go a touch formulaic with the "it's too obvious" bad guy who may or may not really be a bad guy. A few of the plot "twists" were also very see-through and written quite shallowly.
And, without giving too much away, this story takes place in an incredibly screwed up little town. I suspect the Visitors Bureau of Vermont will not include this on a tourism list anytime soon.
The book did manage to hold my interest despite the bizarre, constant Alice in Wonderland imagery. Worth a quick read, perfect for something to do while waiting for your kids to be done with swim class.