Book Review of Derailed

Author: James Siegel
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3

Although this book was better than the movie (most are) and does a great job of depicting the world of con men and/or women and criminals that few of us see and shows just how easily your life could be destroyed, I figured out who the "culprit" was about halfway through and spent the rest of the book waiting for it to end. I think if I hadn't seen and read so much about the movie and the book described as a "shocker", I might not have been disappointed, but it became very obvious that some things were just too "convenient", and for me, ruined the surprise. However, I did love the character of Lucinda Harris and thought the way the writer depicted her was clever. And to be fair, I loved the ending, which was excellent. If you haven't read or seen anything about the book, you'll probably like it much better than I did!