Sunday, 1 February 2015

Broken Dolls by B.R. Kingsolver

Broken DollsBroken Dolls by B.R. Kingsolver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around private detective Kendrick. In a world where she faces many challenges, she capitalises on her telepathic skills and has managed to carve out a name for herself. Usually assigned with emotional tasks such as finding out evidence and proof for filing divorce on cheating spouses, or finding missing victims, she suddenly finds herself in the middle of a boiling turmoil when she is assigned to find Myrna, a missing telepath. Kendrick presumes Myrna to be a hapless and fragile victim, but when she finds out Myrna's actual nature, Kendrick is taken aback. To add to the confusion, there is Lorenzo, whom Kendrick initially trusts and then finds out how repulsive he is. Finding Myrna leads Kendrick down a maze of human trafficking business and she realises that telepathic women and girls are in huge danger. Does Kendrick manage to save other women with telepathic powers and break this net, is what the book takes us through.

Kendrick proves to be a formidable protagonist. I was completely captivated with her characterisation and it felt lovely to see an unabashed depiction of such a powerful soul. Be it telepathic powers, survival, fights and stunts, commmunication, Kendrick is straight out of utopia. Having chosen a paranormal premise, the author has managed to not make this character too unbelievable. I loved it! I would have found the book even more engaging had the pace been a tad more brisk. The waiting times between one incident and another were really difficult.

I found this to be an enjoyable read and would definitely recommend this to lovers of paranormal genres.

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