Dubiosity by Christy Barritt

Christy Barritt is a well-established author, and she has done a good job with this novel. All in all, it is an intriguing and well-executed story design.

The main characters are well-developed, and seem a lot more real than 2-dimensional paper dolls. Only on occasion do they seem a bit card-boardish being forced into some action that doesn't quite fit the mold the author created for them.

Besides  Savannah, who is quite intriguing, we have Clive who has a terrible secret that he's too desperate to reveal. I think this kind of intrigue that surrounds Clive is a LOT heavy-handed.. There could have been such a deep sense of suspense if this character had been developed with a lighter touch.

Savannah, on the other hand wallows in self-recrimination and deep sorrow over the deaths of her husband and baby. Not until the very end does the reader find out exactly why this sorrow is so intense that it stretches over so much time and so much territory. I have grandbabies, I can certainly appreciate the depth of this sorrow, and especially the depth of her feeling it was her fault the baby died, and even appreciate the loss of her faith. However, I think this was too heavy-handed as well. This may be the editor's fault so the publisher could meet a deadline. I think the book would have been so much better if it hadn't had so many different story lines.

I also deeply wish that authors would quite delving into the minds of the insane villains. This kind of writing adds nothing to the story line and adds zero to suspense. Give readers a benefit of their own imagination!!! Our imagination lends so much more terror when things are left to the imagination. Also building up that anticipation in the love interests lends so much more to the suspense. Interweaving all this adds so much more flavor to the story that the reader is hooked far into the night reading. That is what keeps those pages turning.
good job with this novel. All in all, this is a good premise and well executed writing/story design.


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