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Review: Persona

Persona - Genevieve Valentine

I am not a fan of the blah-blah-politics-blah-blah first chapter. It's boring, and given how frequently flash backs are incorporated into the rest of the chapters, I see no reason to not start with the main character being shot. 


That aside, this is a well paced political thriller with quite a few interesting secondary characters and a down-right fascinating protagonist. I can't really say much more than that without spoilers, galore.


The other POV character, a photographer who gets wrapped up in events, never really popped for me. I think his inclusion was more interesting than enjoyable.


And I loved the end. Oh, my, way to stick the landing.