Book Review

Review – The Liberation of Alice Love by Abby McDonald

I have had this book forever. In fact, I looked it up on my kindle purchases: November 25, 2011. The Liberation of Alice Love was one of my #RockMyTBR reads.

10639074Alice Love keeps her life (and job, and family) running in perfect order, so when her bank card is declined, she thinks it’s just a mistake. Sadly, someone has emptied her bank account, spending her savings on glamorous trips, sexy lingerie, and a to-die-for wardrobe-and leaving Alice with lots of debt. As a dashing fraud investigator helps her unravel the intriguing paper trail, Alice discovers that the thief is closer to home than she ever imagined. What’s more, it seems like her alter ego’s reckless, extravagant lifestyle is the one Alice should have been leading all along. As the little white lies begin to stack up, how far will Alice go to find the truth?
And whose life, exactly, is she fighting for?(Goodreads)

I give The Liberation of Alice Love 2 out of 5 stars.

The idea of this book was really appealing to me. The execution? Not so much. The book was much too long and too slow-paced to really keep my interest, but I kept with it because I just wanted to. I wanted to know what Alice did, and see if she ever got any answers. I wanted to see what kind of changes and freedom structure-bound Alice embraced throughout the story.

I’m all for endings that leave a little guessing to be done, but I like them to have some level of closure to the story they told. The ending here left too much guesswork, like the author really didn’t know which choice the character was going to make. I would have liked a little more commitment as to which direction the rest of the character’s life was going to take.

The writing itself wasn’t too bad, it flowed well enough and there weren’t too many errors. There was simply too much of it. The story tried to cover all the facets of Alice’s life, but I felt like the issues they presented were left unresolved. The story opened with Alice receiving a very expensive personal vibrator. I really expected it to come back into play at some point, other than being Alice’s first hint that something was wrong, but again I was disappointed.

There wasn’t anything bad about this book, but it left a lot to be desired for this reader.

 

 

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