Archive for January 30th, 2008

Vanishing Acts

Firstly, things that Jodi mention in this book just kind of hit home. Andrew Hopkins does magic tricks for the residents at the senior citizen centre. Words like ‘sleight-of-hand’ and ‘illusion’ bring back so much memories for me. I used to know someone who did magic. He influenced me to do magic too, so I was surrounded by words like these for one period of time.

Secondly, her book gave me a glimpse into the lives of the Hopi Indians and the curel truth of what really goes on behind the closed doors of jail in

Thirdly, she actaully managed to make courtrooms, judeges and lawyers look human for once, and not the blood-suckers I always thought they were. She shows through her book that lawyers sometimes have to do things that are against their conscience. This is not even the first time she has managed to do this. In “Plain Truth” show shows that you have to help your client win the case even if you know that your client is guilty as charged, because that’s what you were hired to do: win the case, whether you yourselve agree with it.

Right, let’s go back to this book that I have just finished reading. apart from the things that I have mentioned earlier, the reason why this book stands out form the rest of her books is the way it makes me think:

Maybe people do things althought they know it is against the law because they have someone that they love very much and they just want to protect that someone, no matter what the cost.

Maybe the person that you always thought you would end up with isn’t The One.

If there is one thing I’ve learnt for this book, it’s that truth is so fragile. It is only as strong as your belief in it.

Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiance, and a job she loves, finding missing persons.
But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can’t recall. And then a policeman knocks at her door, and her world fractures into something unrecognisable…

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