My rating: (3 / 5)
Okay, so I didn’t love this book. It went just a tiny bit too far with a little weirdness I couldn’t reconcile.
Mr. and Miss. Anonymous is the tale of two donors – college students who make those extra few bucks they need to pay tuition by donating sperm and eggs to a fertility clinic near the Berkley campus. They both eschew the offered counseling, and find themselves suffering from terrible regrets twenty years later, when they run into one another at an airport while heading back to Berkley for a fundraising event. Their paths had only crossed briefly when they were students, but they never forgot one another. While in the airport, footage of a school shooting comes on the news and a child that looks remarkably like the gentleman donor is billed as an escapee of the melee.
The two set off to find out where there donations wound up, breaking all kinds of laws along the way, and track down the kid who looked so familiar on TV. Along the way they uncover a huge plethora of conspiracies, corrupt government officials, hitmen, scary old men, and ghosts.
Yeah, it was the ghosts, of all things, that bothered me. I couldn’t figure out why they had to muddy the waters of my nice, neat little mystery novel.
It was an okay read, but nothing spectacular, and left me feeling a bit unsettled.