SUMMARY (from Goodreads): Della Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiancé, and a job she loves, finding missing persons. However, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. Then she discovers that her father had kidnapped her when she was a child.
As always, it is hardest to review the books one likes, and since it has been a while since I read this, I will do this the short way.
Things I liked about Vanishing Acts:
- all five POVs – the combination worked perfectly together and made an amazing story;
- the insight into prison system/life, however harsh it was – it felt much more realistic than in most books;
- the parallels between Delia and her daughter Sophie and between Delia’s family and Sophie’s;
- the subplots fit in very well;
- and, finally, this is how you do love ‘triangles’, subtly in the background.
I cannot think of anything I didn’t like about this book.
RECOMMENDATION: Jodi Picoult’s books are excellent for those interested in a thought-provoking material about contemporary issues and Vanishing Acts is no exception.