This was a pretty quick, humorous read that focuses on modern issues among wealthy people. Double Blind follows a group of loosely connected people: biologists and best friends Olivia and Lucy, Olivia’s ecologist boyfriend Hunter, and Lucy’s global business boss and boyfriend Hunter. There are others as well, including Catholic officials, dilettante California heiresses, Olivia’s father (adoptive – important point) Martin and his patient Sebastian.
The book meanders among a variety of topics in modern life – environmental destruction and attempts to combat it, drug use, identity, religion, you name it, it hits on it. To be honest, I enjoyed it, but it didn’t make a huge impact on me. The book follows this group of people through a variety of issues (brain tumor, unplanned pregnancy, potential infidelity) and none of the main characters seemed that impacted, probably due to the wealth amongst them. Then it ends. Abruptly. Everyone still hanging, although at least Sebastian (to me, the most sympathetic character) seems in a better place.