For four anguished years Ben and Sarah Cooper s daughter Abbie has been on the run from the FBI wanted for murder and acts of eco terrorism But when Abbie s body is found embedded in the ice of a
For four anguished years Ben and Sarah Cooper's daughter, Abbie, has been on the run from the FBI, wanted for murder and acts of eco-terrorism. But when Abbie's body is found embedded in the ice of a remote mountain creek in Montana, the family's devastation deepens into mystery. How did Abbie die? And what was the trail of events that led this golden child of a loving family so tragically astray? The Divide is a very well-written novel with an engrossing and interesting plot. The novel started off so well but the plot did get quite slow halfway through the book. I did wish it would speed up at times but the story did remain strangely engaging. The last 60 or 70 pages of the novel were just as gripping and compelling as the first half of the novel. To tell the truth, I enjoyed the family drama sub-plot a lot more than I liked the murder mystery plot but I think that was probably because I didn't like the character of Abbie all that much. I loved all the vivid and wonderful descriptions of the Montana setting and landscape that made me feel like I was actually there. Nicholas Evans has got a great writing style and I love his use of language and imagery. The characters were well-developed and realistic. There were some characters I really liked and some I didn't really care for at all. I loved the characters of Sarah, Josh and Ty. I sympathised with Sarah. I thought Josh and Ty were strong male characters. I hated the characters of Ben, Abbie and Eve. I thought Ben was a selfish, egotistical, controlling prick and Abbie was a selfish, immature, whiny brat. I kept wishing she would grow the hell up and act her age. Abbie was definitely the female version of her father. I did think that what happened to Abbie was partly Ben's fault. I thought Eve was fake and nasty and definitely not someone I would like in real life. The Divide wasn't anywhere as good as The Horse Whisperer and The Loop but it was still a good read nevertheless.3.5 Stars!Bestseller The Divide By Nicholas Evans is a Book The Divide. Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Nicholas Evans was born and grew up in Worcestershire, England He studied law at Oxford University, graduating with first class honors, then worked as a journalist for three years on the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle upon Tyne He then moved into televsion, producing films about US politics and the Middle East for a weekly current affairs programme called Weekend World It was during this time that he traveled a lot and got to know the United States.In 1982 he started to produce arts documentaries about famous writers, painters and film makers, several of which won international awards films about David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Patricia Highsmith In 1983 he made a film about the great British director David Lean Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, etc Lean became a friend and mentor and persuaded Evans to switch from fact to fiction.For the next ten years, Evans wrote and produced a number of films for television and the cinema In 1993 he met a blacksmith in the far South West of England who told him about horse whisperers people who have the gift of healing traumatized horses Evans started work on what was to be his first novel.Published in the fall of 1995, The Horse Whisperer has now sold about fifteen million copies across the world It has been the number one bestseller in about 20 countries and has been translated into 36 languages It was also made into a movie, starring, produced and directed by Robert Redford.The Loop and The Smoke Jumper, Evans s second and third novels, were again an international bestsellers, topping the bestseller lists in many countries The Smoke Jumper was published in a paperback edition on July 30, 2003 Evans lives in London and Devon, England Nicholas Evans Website. The best Book The Divide Some books grab you the moment you read the first page, but others, like this one, burn slowly but constantly until you don't even know how or where it grabbed you.This isn't a book that races, it is a book that meanders and flows. At first, it might just seem about a simple family drama, a family splintering and breaking apart. But it is so much more then that. It's about humans, about people and human nature and their deep, confused but complex emotions.I can't quite put my finger on what I liked about this book. The story was not so much driven by plot, but by the characters that inhabited the pages, and soon came to live like real people in my mind.Evans makes you feel a range of emotions - and I think one of the key points I found within this novel really is - truth. Evans as an author does not just write a story, he somehow writes the truth. Something pure and beautiful. I didn't think I would like it. Many times I thought I would not. Sometimes I wondered what I liked so much about this book, but something did seem to grab me from the first page, only I didn't realise it until later. I couldn't put it down and by about half way through there wasn't a chance of me putting it down.To me, it wasn't a book you necessarily race through, hungry to get to the end - it is a book you live through.Thanks to Jeane and Atishay for making me want to read Nicholas Evans. I'll be going onto read all his others now. :)
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