Monday, May 8, 2017

Perfect People, by Peter James

John and Naomi Klaesson are grieving the death of their four-year-old son from a rare genetic disorder. They desperately want another child, but when they find out they are both carriers of a rogue gene, they realize the odds of their next child contracting the disease are high. Then they hear about geneticist Doctor Leo Dettore. He has methods that can spare them the heartache of ever losing another child to any disease - even if his methods cost more than they can afford. His clinic is where their nightmare begins. They should have realized that something was wrong when they saw the list. Choices of eye colour, hair, sporting abilities. They can literally design their child. Now it's too late to turn back. Naomi is pregnant, and already something is badly wrong ...

The cover of this book is what drew me to it.  It looks suspenseful, captivating and intriguing.  I then went to Goodreads to check out the synopsis and some of the reviews.  The synopsis completely sucked me in.  This book was bound to be amazing!

The concept of this book is stellar, the execution...not so much.  If the character development was half as good as the storyline itself, James would have had a best seller for sure. 

The characters were well thought out and had the potential to be amazing.  What it did lack was the emotional connection from the characters to the reader.  There was not a single character that I felt the connection with...which as you all know is the number one way to win me over with a book. 

The ending of this book....well it fell flat.  It ended without any excitement.  Sort of like taking a hike and coming to the end of a cliff.  Nobody jumped off the cliff, nothing exciting happened at the cliff....the cliff was just there and the hike ended.

Because the concept of this book was really well thought out and had the potential to be something amazing I gave this book a....

I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys James as an author or anyone who can get past the lack of emotional connection with the characters.  It could be something you would really like.

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