Enjoyed reading the experiences of Sarah. The issues related to mentally ill individuals in the late 1800's and early 1900's is appalling. I didn't really enjoy the book overall. Switching back and forth became somewhat tiring.
Very entertaining, but rather fell apart about two thirds through.
Entertaining stories set 100 years apart and surprise endings for both of them. Enjoyed this one.
I read this book for my book club & we had an interesting discussion on the history of the building, "The Dakota". This novel includes mystery, historical fiction & a lot of drama covering characters in two time frames, the 1880's and 1980's. The stories are brought together in the end in a surprising conclusion(at least to me). This book would appeal to those interested in New York City history, in particular its architecture. The treatment of the mentally ill would also be of interest.
Great suspenseful, twisty plot, and fascinating description of life in 1885 London and New York City and the construction of the famous Dakota apartment building, in this historical murder mystery. There are two stories 100 years apart, 1885 and 1985, connected by a single extended family and the setting of the Dakota where much of the action takes place.
This was a great novel based primarily on 2 women who lived in 1885 and 1985 and flipping back and forth between the two. I thoroughly enjoyed the ever changing lives that both lived and the love, deceit and struggles both women faced. A Great read!
I really, really wanted to like this book since I had loved THE PARIS ARCHITECT so much. But I didn't. I found the plot lines predictable, the characters two-dimensional, and the whole experience disappointing. On the upside, it's an easy read and I'm a fast reader.
On the whole, I give it a resounding "MEH."
My recommendation: Skip this and read The Paris Architect instead.
It was really good. I really enjoyed the two different time lines and the historical facts regarding women's rights in the one time line. My issue with this book was the ending was a tad too predicable. However, enjoyed this enough to take out her other book, The Dollhouse, which I loved.
It was good and eventually blended together. I thought it was a bit predictable.
I really liked this book. At first it was a little slow as it set up the plot but once it got going I couldn't wait to get back to it.
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