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Long Drive Home

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Impulsively veering his car into the path of a reckless driver, Glen Bauer inadvertently kills a young man and constructs an elaborate cover story, a situation that is complicated by police suspicions, agonizing guilt, and his seven-year-old daughter's witness to the crash.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
Description: 215 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781416543039
1416543031
Branch Call Number: Alli

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CindyDiane
Jul 21, 2014

I really wanted to enjoy this book. The beginning was fairly intense and draws the reader in immediately; however, it never goes anywhere. The emotional environment never changes, and it gets old before too long. I skimmed through the middle chapters before finally giving up. I understand the grief of making wrong choices, but the choice he made in the beginning wasn't even necessary. It was frustrating and made me unsympathetic to his continuous internal lament. How long does the reader have to be dragged along to get the point? Certainly not worthy of an entire book. Sadly, it just seemed like a waste of time to me.

momma_g Dec 19, 2012

The selfishness of the characters in this book make it impossible to have any kind of sympathy for their situation. I did not enjoy this book at all.

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BarbaraA
Jun 21, 2012

This is a thoughtful an interesting book but not for those who enjoy external action. It is a story of a man who makes a horrible choice and must live with the consequences. It's a psychological ride but the plot doesn't really "go" anywhere.

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