July 2, 2010

Returning Injury by Becky Due
Published by Due Publications
ISBN 0-9746212-3-4
13 ISBN: 978-0-9746212-3-4
At the request of Pump Up Your Book, a PB copy was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest review.
  Synopsis: (back of book):  Rebecca's life just keeps getting better.  With Hack away on business, she's looking forward to four days alone to work on her new client's PR campaign to help women take back their lives.  But her past intrudes. Roy, the man who stalked and assaulted her years before, has been released from prison.  Home alone in their big, beautiful house out in the country, Rebecca has to learn to take back her own life while facing her fears and regaining her strength.  But will she be strong enough when she faces the ultimate test?
  My Thoughts and Opinion:   There were two (2) profound issues that I took away from this book when I had turned the last page.  One was what the term feminist meant and what a a simple explanation it really was, the equality of men and women, not in physical strength of the two but the equal rights and intellectual strength that should be afforded to both genders.  The second being the traumatic incidents that women face in this day and age and how that type of scarring affects and shapes a person's heart, mind and soul.  The title of this book surprised me when it was conveyed in a sentence that Returning Injury was the definition for revenge.  However, the rest of the story line left much to be desired.  It was almost 200 pages of repetition about Rebecca and her dog, Lily, and their routine while Rebecca's husband was out of town for a couple of days.  I felt that the first and last chapters were the only ones that contained what little suspense that there was in the entire book and even then it was of a simplistic nature.  There were settings, whereas the writer tried to convey the character's emotions of anxiety as when there was a thunderstorm but even then the descriptions did not contain much depth.  I felt, and this is only my opinion, but that the writing style was simplistic, the characters one dimensional and the suspense lacking.
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bermudaonion said...

Thanks for your review - I think I'll skip this one.

Julie P said...

Bummer about this book. Hopefully your current read will be better!

Kaye said...

Wow, no suspense and one dimensional - euw! Not good. I see you get those spam comments trying to see something on YOUR blog. Annoys the heck out of me. I delete them as soon as they appear.