Thursday, May 14, 2009

Review -- Salty Like Blood

Salty Like Blood
by Harry Kraus
Published by Simon and Schuster, 2009
352 pages
Library Thing Early Reviewer Program

Summary: Dr. David Connors has a wonderful life with a beautiful wife and loving young daughter, Rachel. When Rachel disappears and the local authorities consider her to have drowned, David refuses to believe it. Instead, he holds onto the hope that she is alive and begins to search for his daughter.

Review: Salty Like Blood is a book primarily about forgiveness. Can we forgive others that have done terrible things to us and our loved ones, so that we can begin to forgive ourselves? The prose flows nicely and the main character of Dr. Connors is interesting and fully developed. The plot moves along, but I had trouble engaging in some of the secondary characters. David's wife, Joanne, was difficult to sympathize with and I kept questioning why they were married. There are Christian aspects throughout the book but they are not preachy and make sense in the scope of the novel. Overall, a quick read with some interesting thoughts on forgiveness in extreme situations. Rating: *** out of 5.

3 comments:

Missy said...

A book becomes difficult for me to read if I can't connect or sympathize with the character(s). The premise of the story sounds good. Thanks for the review!

Dar said...

I agree with Missy-a book is hard to read if you can't connect with the characters but this one does sound good. I like the cover too.

Yvonne said...

This sounds like a good book.