Monday, January 12, 2009

Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by C.J. Box

Jack and Melissa are the adoptive parents of a beautiful baby girl. After nine months, they are contacted by the family of the birth father, who never signed away his parental rights. Jack and Melissa fight to keep their little girl, but they are up against a rich, powerful and ruthless judge. Three Weeks to Say Goodbye is a solid suspense novel. The premise is nightmarish and the reader is drawn into the helpless rage of Jack, the main character. Still, this is not C.J. Box's best. The characters are flat and not particularly interesting. I found the ending a bit too tidy and not very believable. It's not a bad book, but definitely not up to the standard I expect from C.J. Box.

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