Thursday, September 23, 2021
A Slow Fire Burning
Broken. There’s a fascinating cast of broken characters in Paula Hawkins’ murder mystery titled, A Slow Fire Burning. Along the journey to discover who murdered a young man and why, we learn about the lives of a half dozen characters, each of whom has been broken in their lives. Hawkins explores grief and its long-term effect on multiple characters. She allows multiple characters to present their versions of the story, and gradually we come to an understanding about their lives and some reasons why they acted in the ways they did. Fans of crime thrillers may find a slower than usual pace in this novel, but the characters are the treat here: complex individuals moving through life with heavy burdens to carry. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase A Slow Fire Burning from amazon.com.