Just Finished The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh
This is a tricky book to review because I don’t want to give anything way! I read this review and it puts it perfectly:
We have a small town in Texas (the third least populated county of the country), a memory removing procedure, and a wide cast of criminals or witnesses who ended up there as a kind of witness protection program/alternative to prison. The residents are completely separated from their old lives; they even choose new name upon arrival. Anonymity, a fresh start. Everything is quiet for eight years until two people are shot in different instances.
I haven’t read anything like this before and really enjoyed it! The first half of this book is strong and pulls you right in. It’s a great premise and I would give this book 5 stars, but when you begin to read about the “inmates” past lives, suddenly the author decides to use long sentences with large adjectives to describe the crimes/events. This gets a bit drawn out in the middle, but I think the author redeems himself with a good ending.
I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.