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Another author becomes formulaic
April 15, 2019
That's it for me and Scottoline. I used to enjoy her early lady lawyer thrillers, but soon she was just cranking them out according to the same make-a-buck formula. I gave it one more try with Someone Knows, but this time, Scottoline followed someone else's formula: Liane Moriarty, of whose books I've also wearied. Set up a situation that happened twenty years ago, tell the story from the vantage points of four or more participants, bury the key 50-word scene so far in the middle of the narrative that nobody will be able to remember it, then conclude with an interminable, multiple chapter chase scene. Add a self-involved, whiny main character so annoying you almost wish she WOULD bite the dust, and there you have it. And what's with the incessant, unnecessary italics?? Overall rating, as one of her characters puts it: Meh.