Rated of 5
by Jane H. (Owensboro, KY)
Stash by David Klein
This book was full of moral dilemmas and will be a treasure trove for a good book club read. I thought the storyline was superb, fast-paced and very readable.
The only negative was I had a hard time accepting the actions/thoughts of the two main characters, the couple, Brian and Gwen.
I just couldn't reconcile the risks taken by Gwen when everything else in the story pointed to her being a great "family" person. I know this is stereotypical, but she reacted in many ways like a man to the twists that befell her in the story. The author then set the father, Brian, up to react in many stereotypical ways as a woman or mother. I don't know if this was deliberate on the part of the author to throw a twist in the story or if because he is a male that's the way he actually perceives the average male/female dynamic. It resulted in a very interesting story line, so no complaints .... but it did take me a while to settle in to the minds of the characters because of this. I would say this book will be a sleeper hit of the summer. I am looking forward to the next novel from this author.