Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Review: Lost and Found in Prague

Lost and Found in Prague
by Kelly Jones

Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, aspiring journalist Dana Pierson joined the hordes of young people traveling to Eastern Europe to be a part of history. There, she and her best friend were swept up in the excitement of the revolution. Twenty years later, Dana returns to the city of her youthful rebellion to reconnect with her old confidant, who never left the city. But the visit that was reserved for healing intimacies and giddy reminiscences is marred by a strange death in one of Prague’s most famous churches—and an even more peculiar mystery surrounding it…

In a city where the past is never far from the present, Dana must work with a conflicted Italian priest and a world-weary Czech investigator to unlock dark secrets hidden in Prague’s twisted streets. But the key to solving the puzzle may lie in memories of Dana’s long-ago visit, even as she is forced to face the reality of a more recent loss…

Kritters Thoughts:  A book that follows a character - journalist Dana Pierson back to Prague 20 years after the Berlin wall has come down and she is returning to visit a friend who never left.  A few murders have occurred and they are all linked, but it takes awhile to find out how they are all connected.  

Dana joins up with an Italian priest and together they adventure to get to the bottom of the murders and find out how they are all connected and why.  I absolutely loved the pairing and thought they bounced off each other very well.  Their pairing kept me going when I wasn't sure about this one.  

I think the reason that this book just didn't do it for me was the length of time it took to find out how all the murders were connected and such.  I wished more for this book and maybe started it with higher expectations than I should have.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Penguin Random House.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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