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04 September 2013

The Man from Primrose Lane

Renner, James. The Man from Primrose Lane. Sarah Crichton Books, 2012.

David is a crime writer, but he hasn't written in years. His publisher encourages him to look into the disappearance of a young girl, and he gets the writing bug, which sends him on investigations, which leads to him learning more about the mysterious man from Primrose Lane, the man who always wore mittens, even in the summer.

That synopsis doesn't nearly do this book justice. It's a crime book; it's a book about writing; it's a book about loss; it's a book about time travel. There's a little bit of everything in here, and it's an engrossing read. This book has been sitting on my "to read" shelf for far too long, and I am so glad I finally picked it up. I got so interested in the story that I nearly pulled an all-nighter just to finish it. If your library doesn't have a copy, figure out how to request one, or just buy it yourself. This book is excellent!

Recommended for: adults; fans of science fiction, fans of crime fiction. (If you'd enjoy seeing a mashup between Michael Connelly and Orson Scott Card, this book is PERFECT for you.)

Red Flags: language, talk of kidnapping, rape, and molestation. This is a book for adults, not for children.

Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

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