Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Monday, October 1, 2012
What the Heart Remembers, by Debra Ginsberg
Debra Ginsberg is a fine writer -- creative, clever, and deft in her use of language for dialogue and description. I can understand why she thought the topic of cellular memory could underpin a book, but I don't understand why she didn't recognize that this book wasn't working. Eden has a heart transplant and can no longer handle the bleakness of Portland or the touch of her fiance, so she heads to San Diego and takes a job as a waitress in a place where everything is quite familiar. Darcy is a recent widow, looking for a friend, who takes Eden into her home. Ginsberg effort to look at female friendships didn't work that well either. Disappointing.