The Girls with No Names left me a little conflicted, and looking back over the story, the things I liked and the things I didn't were about even. The book is well written as far as flow, and there's a good mix of details and dialogue. It is atmospheric, and the scenes are described well. However, there were some lags in the story here and there, and while I didn't feel the need to skim past those parts, they did slow the story down for me. The characters were interesting, but the story is quite predictable. That said, one of the things that bothered me the most was the 'inspired by the real House of Mercy' line in the blurb. I really expected more details about the House of Mercy, but felt like it took up very little of the book. Most of the story was more family drama than anything else, which really doesn't bring anything new or thought-provoking to the table. As I mentioned, I did find the characters interesting, particularly Mable. I can't say that I liked her, but she did keep the pages turning. In the end, this one ended up being just an okay read for me. It held my interest enough to finish, but it isn't particularly memorable.
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