Review: Three Weeks to Say Goodbye

Jacob Allred

Just finished Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by C.J. Box.

The book is narrated by a man that recently adopted a baby girl with his wife. Life is great until the adoption agency calls to tell him that the birth father wants the baby back. To make things worse, the birth father’s father is a federal judge.

While things seem rather ominous at first, the first part of the book reads almost like a TV special. The judge and his son appear “evil”, but no more so than you’d expect from people willing to tear a child from her family.

But things get worse and worse. People die, people kill, lives are changed. Despite my continual attempts to guess at the ending, I failed pretty miserably until it was pretty much spelled out for me.

Overall, a very good read. I’d definitely recommend it.

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