Lingering by Melissa Simonson

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This book was an enjoyable read and there was some thought provoking moments. The story developed well and the plot moved at a good pace.

We go on a journey with Ben and see him dealing with his grief a few months after his fiancé was brutally murdered. It really is a journey as well and I feel like I really know Carissa now. I really liked Ben and really felt for him, although some of his decisions were questionable.

The other characters were also good and I particularly liked Joe. It was another view on how to cope with grief and him and Ben coped in completely different ways, and yet helped eachother through it.

The character building was brilliant.

The concept was a very interesting one and I liked how it developed slowly with the AI aspect. It was well thought out. This book reminded me why I personally think the idea of AI’s is a bad one.

The only thing I didn’t like was the Chapter lengths. I found them very long and I would have preferred them a little bit shorter, but that’s a personal preference.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable book to read and I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

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