Really intriguing novel. The central character, Grace, is a troubled soul whose story catches up with her current situation as the novel unfolds. She is not a sympathetic character, but she's a very interesting and believable one. Reflections on belonging, on guilt, on desire, on truth.... I'll remember this author.
im not sure how to rate this. this was wonderfully written, almost exhausting descriptions. so accurate, to be terrifying. I couldn't put it down once I started. I enjoyed how to story was revealed, thru flashbacks. but the reality of these characters lives and choices is so depressing. I had a hard time finding who to root for. a harsh world this young woman (author) depicts. harsh and ugly, but not unrealistic
Was slow to get into but once it got going i really enjoyed.
This was SO good. SO good. At the beginning of the novel we meet Grace, who has run away to Paris and changed her identity because she's connected to an art theft in her home town of Garland, Tennessee. Two of the men who have been arrested for this theft are her boyfriend and his best friend, who she also happens to be in love with. As she counts down the days to their release from prison, we are swept up into Grace's story and her journey that led her to Paris. Suspenseful and character driven, you won't really know what's going to happen until the very end.
wsj nolan best 2015
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"Working as an antiques and jewellery restorer in Paris, 23-year-old Grace from Tennessee is hiding from her past with a new identify as Julie from California. She's also keeping an eye on the news from her hometown, where her husband and his best friend are incarcerated for art theft. Told in flashbacks that fill the novel with double-crosses, this leisurely paced tale combines both character study and suspense -- and plenty of details from the art and antiques world. If you enjoyed Bradford Morrow's The Forgers for those reasons, give Unbecoming a try." Thrillers and Suspense March 2015 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/9a883106-07d9-497e-858e-7cf0ffcd82ad?postId=721faf5e-19fe-4cbe-b049-41cb11d34001
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