Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
The Mystery of Hollow Places
Blurb (from Goodreads):
All Imogene Scott knows of her mother is the bedtime story her father told her as a child. It's the story of how her parents met: he, a forensic pathologist, she, a mysterious woman who came to identify a body. A woman who left Imogene and her father when she was a baby, a woman who was always possessed by a powerful loneliness, a woman who many referred to as troubled waters.

When Imogene is seventeen, her father, now a famous author of medical mysteries, strikes out in the middle of the night and doesn't come back. Neither Imogene's stepmother nor the police know where he could've gone, but Imogene is convinced he's looking for her mother. She decides to put to use the skills she's gleaned from a lifetime of her father's books to track down a woman she's never known, in order to find him and, perhaps, the answer to the question she's carried with her for her entire life.

Rebecca Podos' debut is a powerful, affecting story of the pieces of ourselves that remain mysteries even to us - the desperate search through empty spaces for something to hold on to.

The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

The Mystery of Hollow Places “One night, my mother left us, taking a suitcase, no money, and half of the heart with her. She sent the divorce papers through a process server a little while later.”

This was an interesting mystery story about a girl searching for her missing father.

Imogene was a likeable character in this story, and it was unfortunate that after having her mother leave her as a baby, she was then left by her father too! I thought she did really well to follow clues and to try to track down both her mother and her father, and she persevered even when things got tough.

The storyline in this book revolved around Imogene trying to work out what had happened to her mother, in hopes that it would lead her to where her father was, and I liked the mystery element of the book and the search for Imogene’s missing parents.

The ending to this wrapped things up nicely, and I was satisfied with the way things ended.

7 out of 10

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