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The Way Home by Cindy Gerard

The Way Home - Cindy Gerard

***copy provided by publisher through NetGalley***

Four years ago Jess' husband was declared KIA and now she's finally ready to 'start living' again with a new man in her life and by her side. Unfortunately, right before the wedding, she receives some shocking news. Her husband is still alive. *gasp*

Unfortunately, this book committed 'suicide by blurb'. There's no other was to describe it. It's all there. The big twist. In the freaking blurb. And hence makes the book incredibly predictable. And incredibly boring. I just kept turning the pages (figuratively speaking, since I read an eBook), going "come on, come on, let's get it over with, bring the husband back".

It would've worked a lot better if the 'big twist' were kept hush-hush. The impact, the shock, and the 'gaspage' would've been much, much greater.

But instead I just kept waiting for the big news to break and the guy to be back...And, of course, the whole Afghani rescuer story was so utterly predictable it made my teeth hurt.

Still, it wasn't badly written, just badly 'blurbed'.