What She Saw caught my interest because the blurb mentioned that it was the latest in a series about a court-approved expert on handwriting analysis. As it turned out, the handwriting analysis plays only a small part in this mystery, but I will check on some of the other books in the series.
Initially, the novel hooked me with a young woman on a train who has no idea who she is or how she came to be on the train or where she is going.
Unfortunately, the novel seemed to lose its impact as the mystery widened and some of the plot twists failed to feel believable. I've read novels in which plot twists are totally far-fetched, but that somehow manage to feel credible. In this novel, some of the twists involve technology that may already exist or are certainly in the foreseeable future, and yet felt...false.
While I had no intention of abandoning the novel and that says something, ultimately, it did not fulfill my expectations.
I just noticed that Amazon Reviews are extremely positive, but Goodreads are less so.
I still would like to read some of the earlier books in the series that evidently have more to do with handwriting analysis.
Read in Dec., 2013.
Mystery. 2013. Print version: 280 pages.