This novel is about Hope. Hope has been forgotten since she was a teen. Look away for about 20 seconds and you’ll forget her, what you spoke to her about, and maybe even why you are there. The Sudden Appearance of Hope starts when what she sees as an injustice occurs, she seeks revenge, and then everything starts to unravel.
This novel has great characters. They are all interesting, but the forget-ability of Hope definitely made for an interesting premise.
It was an interesting read with a good writing style. There was a decent dose of drama, suspense, intrigue and a little romance and friendship along the way. All of this had a new twist with Hope’s involvement in them. Although the relationships between the characters weren’t anything too new, the elements Hope’s character brought to the storyline made it seem so interesting and unique. I did find it predictable at times, but there were also surprises. I liked the travel throughout the story. It really made the story seem worldwide.
I don’t think it needed to be nearly 500 pages, 350 might have been enough to tell the same story with a little more pace. There were parts that dragged out and didn’t seem all that necessary.
This novel took me quite a while to read, but not because I wasn’t interested in it. I just had quite a bit on and no time to pick up a physical book. I think I read the book in three or four sittings.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes a bit of a vigilante, and a little suspense and drama. Claire North also wrote The Fist Fifteen Lives of Harry August, so if you loved that, pick this up. I’m doing the opposite and really want to read it soon.
Thanks to Hachette for my copy of The Sudden Appearance of Hope for review