The author artfully twines a novel that expertly addresses issues that were active in Europe, while spinning a tale of a not-quite-widow and the challenges she faces after her husband disappears in the war.
Kitty is simply looking for a way to survive and lands at a haunted mental hospital, surrounded by men who don’t seem to be recovering and fellow staff members that appear to be out to get her. As the story unravels, we find that those who appear to be the enemy aren’t always as dangerous as they appear.
In a deliberate manner, Paris ended every chapter with a hesitant clause, one that allowed the thoughts of “what if?” to linger on the border of my mind.
The ending was both spectacular and disappointing. Disappointing because, if this was real life, I would hate to be the characters in this book. Thankfully, I’m only reading the books, so bravo James Dashner! The ending was a finale to a topsy, turvy, roller coaster of a novel.
What would you do if you woke up in a strange place with no memories? You have recollections, but nothing concrete to work with. There’s a Maze that must be solved, but the puzzle is unlike any other. The only instinct you have is to get home.
As she did in “The Broken Girls”, Simone St. James found a way to end a story – laced with mystery, death, and crime – with a happy ending filled with love and happiness.
With all that drama and so many sad story lines, it’s hard to believe the ending was happy, but it really was.