We meet more characters --
Bea :: Daniel's best friend's (Tomas) sister whom he hated while growing up, but now is looking at with new eyes now that he is sixteen.
The Plot --
In these pages we start to learn more about Carax's past. We find out about his school days from an old friend who is now a priest. This man gives Daniel and Fermin some interesting information about a particularly horrible law officer who seems to be evil.
The layers of this story seem endless as we learn of another story (somewhat of a gruesome murder/ghost story) that may end up giving us clues into Carax's past but is also playing into Daniel and Bea's story.
My Thoughts --
I continue to think that this is a solid book without really feeling invested. it is well crafted, but I find it easy to put down and forget about. I have heard such wildly favorable reviews (except for JLH who actually didn't love it) and I am wondering when it will hook me - if ever. I'm wondering from those of you who have read it... do you remember about when (which part in the book) you totally fell in love with this novel? Am I getting close to it?
Again, it is a mystery novel wrapped up in a sort of ghost story at the same time. Definitely scary at parts. I am still careful not to read it at night because the scary parts sort of creep up on you.
Your Turn --
What are your thoughts so far? (please make sure you don't say anything past page 244 as to not give away any important plot points).
See you next week for more on The Shadow of the Wind!