Had to read in one sitting! Hoag has crafted a novel with many angles and twists that makes this book into a page turner! Sequel of sorts to Dark Horse, the Alibi Man once again tells the story from Elena Estes's point of view.
Moving story told beautifully. The relationships are believable, and I found myself relating easily to the characters and their complex emotions. I found that there was surprising depth to what seems to be a simple story in the beginning. Very simply, read this book.
Although I truly enjoyed the story of Astrid & Veronika's friendship, of their mutual healing of very separate tragedies, I never truly was taken in by the book. I probably could have stopped reading midway through and not felt too bereft of not finishing it. The book is poignant, however, and thought provoking, and well worth the read.
I only wish I could call this book an easy read. To me, Atonement was a struggle, only because I knew such an emotional book could only end in heartbreak. I found Atonement hauntingly beautiful, and though I finished it three or four days ago, I find myself constantly thinking about the questions the book raises. My first Ian Mcewan, but definitely not my last. I am also planning on reading No Time For Romance, by Lucilla Andrews, whom Mcewan borrowed from to bring Atonement together.