Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Fast-paced story about fate and the series coincidences that happens when it collides
Fast-paced story about fate mixed with a series of coincidences and what happens when it collides. Scott Burroughs and a four year old boy are the only survivors when the plane in which they were traveling crashes. Noah Hawley peels back the layers of the story, uncovering the lives of the passengers and crew in a twisted maze of a story that takes the reader on a journey to piece together the mystery of the fatal day. "The universe is filled with things that don't make sense. Random coincidences...These things happen every day, and none of us is immune. My number came up is all." Burroughs tells the investigator trying to find the "why" of the the tragedy. Could it be a vendetta, murder, or human error? Motives abound, and the hero who saved the child becomes hunted, as if he is somehow responsible simply by surviving. Compelling and fascinating, it had me racing at warp speed to finish the flawed ending, no spoilers here, leaving me feeling faintly unsatisfied. With so many rich and deliciously provocative avenues to take, the mundane choice left me closing the book with disappointment.
Carole P. Roman