Wednesday, December 9, 2009

129. Breaking the Bank

By Yona Zeldis McDonough
Rated:  2 Stars

Once again I find myself not liking a book that others loved.  I went to Amazon and checked the reviews and its rated 4 1/2 stars.  I need to steer completely away from books with paranormal themes I guess.  But its really wasn't the paranormal aspect of it that I disliked so much but the characters I couldn't buy into.

The story goes that the main character, a single Mother whose husband walked out on her goes to an ATM to make a withdrawal and it starts spitting out more cash than she asked for without debiting her account along  instructions to use it well.

At first, it seems to be everything she'd wished for—her financial burden is lifted, her daughter's mood lightens and Mia even begins to fall in love—but not all of the changes brought about are for the better. Unfortunately, character development is nonexistent, the big payoff (such as it was were) is a letdown, and the plot is too thin to support a checking of disbelief or the book's length.