I went into One Hundred Names expecting a mystery, but instead I got a beautifully written story about the power of.human spirit. The main character, Kitty Logan, made a huge professional mistake and as a result, has become a pariah in the journalism world. In the aftermath, she begins to see how her career priorities had changed enough that she would allow herself to make such a big mistake. Before she dies, Constance who is her mentor and friend, gives her the story of a life time. Kitty just has to figure out what that story is.
I liked this concept. A list of one hundred seemingly random people that have some connection to each other. In the end, I absolutely loved what the connection turned out to be as it was something completely unexpected for me, but so perfect for Kitty. (No, I'm not telling!) The people that Kitty meets were all interesting in their own way. What Kitty realizes along the way is that even the most boring person has a story to tell. Everyone has a story and if you only take the time to listen to one of them, you might be surprised at what you hear.
I'm glad I got to go on this journey with Kitty. This book is a great read and one I totally recommend! This is the first book that I have read by this author. For some reason she never made it into my TBR pile. But I know after reading this one, I'll be adding more of hers to the ever growing pile!