Thursday, May 6, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond

The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond

I have to admit to loving a book that has you gripped from the very start.  The Year of Fog does exactly that when a little girl goes missing.  Abby is for the first time fully responsible for her soon to be step-daughter Emma and they take a trip to Ocean Beach.  In a brief lapse of Abby’s concentration Emma has gone missing.  After a lengthy search most speculate she has drowned including Emma’s father Jake but Abby is convinced this isn’t the case.  The story follows the course of Abby’s search and reflections on her own childhood days.
This story certainly is a page turner over the year following the disappearance.  The ending is not without surprise and the exploration of memory and photography is powerful but occasionally interjects too heavily and doesn’t feel a part of the overall story.  Despite this I would definitely recommend this to anyone and particularly fans of the likes of Jodi Picoult.

ISBN-10: 0091928923
ISBN-13: 9780091928926
Publisher: Ebury Press
Published: 1/4/2010

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