Delia Hopkins aveva sei anni quando suo padre le permise di fargli da assistente in uno spettacolo di magia. «Quella notte imparai molte cose, imparai che le persone non svaniscono nel nulla». Un insegnamento che da adulta dimostra ogni giorno la sua validità: la professione di Delia, infatti, è quella di rintracciare le persone scomparse con l'aiuto di un fedele segugio. Il suo lavoro le piace e la sua vita anche: benché Delia sia rimasta orfana di madre da bambina, il padre l'ha cresciuta con amore, e ora lei sta per sposare il compagno con cui vive da tempo e dal quale ha una figlia. Ma alla vigilia del matrimonio accade una cosa imprevista e sconvolgente: suo padre viene arrestato dalla Polizia con l'accusa di aver sottratto Delia alla madre che lei credeva morta in un incidente stradale. In un capovolgimento drammatico di situazioni e di emozioni, privata delle proprie sicurezze e del proprio passato, Delia incomincia la ricerca dolorosa di una verità che le sfugge, perché ognuno ha la propria, di verità, e perché a volte amare e proteggere una persona può anche portare a mentire...
- ISBN: 8879727761
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 433
I'd never read any Jodi Picoult before. I read the first 100 or so pages of this one and didn't want to read any more. I found it very uneven, and the character of Delia just ran around being shrill, unreasonable, and oblivious, while there are three men in her life who seem to live only to please h Leggi tutto
Never reading Jodi Picoult again. If there were just one thing wrong with this book I'd give her another try, but read on. The number one thing I hated about this book was the Hopi character who has breast cancer and kills herself, without bothering to get any treatment, just jumps off a cliff in fr Leggi tutto
Okay, I got to disk 10 and could not listen to this nonsense anymore! There's so much to this book that coulda been left out! I'm annoyed w/ all the Hopi Indian stuff and the gruesome prison scenes .. and the skirting around the truth crap ... I liked this book in the beginning and the way it was se Leggi tutto
I have sort of a love-hate relationship with Jodi Picoult books. I really enjoyed Plain Truth and My Sister's Keeper, but there are definitely things about her writing that irritate me. It seems they were more apparent in this one. I personally think metaphors would be more effective (and part of a
"The Only Way Someone Can Leave You Is If You Let Them." Vanishing Acts is yet another well told tale by Jodi Picoult, who is a master at character development. Once again telling the story through first person accounts of the main characters, she weaves together a family drama centered on a "kidnap Leggi tutto
I have been working my way through Jodi Picoult 's books for the last couple of weeks and was really disappointed by this book. I had previously read My Sister's Keeper and The Pact and although I didn't love them I thought they were very well written and the multiple character angle worked in the
Page 70, review: I've just barely cracked into this book but I already needed to comment on something. I really dislike Picoult's use of different fonts for each character. (she does the same in My Sister's Keeper If you cannot write a character well enough that it can't stand alone in generic font. Leggi tutto
I have a slight love/hate relationship with Jodi Picoult novels. There have been a couple which I absolutely adored and several more that I didn't enjoy at all. This latest read falls firmly somewhere in the middle. I enjoyed the initial plot outline, it was something different and I felt empathy fo Leggi tutto
I'm in a Piccoult zone. THis is the second book of hers that I've read and I"ve just started a new one. I appreciate the depth of the topics she writes about, this one, the ethics of a father's decision to kidnap his daughter from a staggering, alcoholic mother. Was the daughter better off never kno Leggi tutto
I've read better from her. It wasn't terrible and I enjoyed parts of it, but all in all there were too many issues that bothered me and left me with an odd feeling. Partly, and I've had the same issue with some of her other books, especially my sister's keeper, where I feel like my idea of poetic ju Leggi tutto
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