Image of The Face


Image of The Face

Hunt's latest is an unusual story that's told very well. The characters -- particularly heroine Sarah -- are engaging, and the pathos of Sarah's predicament is offset by touches of wicked humor.

Born without a face and orphaned as an infant, computer expert Sarah Sims was raised by Dr. Glenda Mewton at a top-secret CIA facility. Shielded from the outside world, she has only a blind man for a companion and little hope of a normal future -- until her aunt offers her a new life through surgery and therapy.

Is Sarah strong enough to meet the challenges ahead? To grasp the happiness offered by a her first romance? Even if she is, she's working on an important, classified project -- and Dr. Mewton isn't about to allow her to slip away so easily. (MIRA, Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer