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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Fault Tree

Ure, Louise. The Fault Tree.

6 words synopsis: Can blind mechanic save the day?

Blinded in an auto accident 8 years ago, Cadence Moran has succeeded as an auto mechanic by means of touch and engine sound. Walking home one evening, she hears a cry and then is almost run down by a car. The bad guys, unaware that Cadence is blind, are afraid she will be able to identify them and proceed accordingly. I went along quite willingly until the end, at which point, things went a bit overboard. I believe in both the realm of possibility and in the realm of probability, but wish the author had stayed in the second realm for the conclusion.

Fiction. Mystery. 2007. 336 pages.


  1. I'm loving your six-word descriptions. Very creative! I have an arc of this book and may just pick it up next. Have heard good things about it.

  2. Thanks, Kay! Hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think about the last couple of chapters.

  3. I'm looking forward to reading my first Louise Ure book. I saw this one on the shelf and will probably give it a try once it comes out in paperback. It's too bad the ending didn't live up to your expectations, Jenclair.

  4. Your summary kind of reminded me of the Audrey Hepburn film based on a play, After Dark. One of the few movies thas has actually made me scream! And don't you hate it when the ending drags a book down?