They say what doesn’t’ kill you makes you stronger, and that’s great…as long as you don’t die.
What a tagline. It says it all right there I think.
So yes this is a break from the supernatural type books in the previous series but more suspense/thriller. What do you do when the guy who has everything you used to have seems to want you as well? Can he be trusted? Can you let him in or is it safer to stick to what you know and never let anyone it? I wanted to devour this book in one sitting and every time I got interrupted I would hurry to get back to it. I needed to see what was going to happen next, never really trusting anything in the book waiting for the other shoe to drop. Let’s face it, Haley has it rough and she doesn’t expect good things, hoping for them hurts too much. I understand that and my heart broke for her. I think the beauty in this book is that you root for her and want to step into the book and help her through.
And you also want to know what the H is going on. Because let me tell you there is so much happening and you are thinking of a million ways the story could go and who this mysterious person is who plays a sick kind of fairy godmother to her. I was on the edge of my seat, and with the new chairs at work that is dangerous ground, reading and couldn’t wait to get home to finish it up. If I didn’t live so close I might have went into an open room and just read but a 6 minute break to get home was all I could take. I won’t say too much more I don’t want to ruin the surprise for all of you. I enjoyed delving into the characters, particularly seeing everything and everyone from Haley’s perspective while she tries to find the best solution to an impossible mess.
Now knowing there are a variety of tastes and preferences out there, I do want to mention that if it isn’t clear there are some pretty dark times/themes in the book in parts. This includes child abuse, but let me assure you it’s not gratuitous or in there for shock value. The violence serves a purpose and moves the story along, so please don’t turn away just from the implied violence there is so very much more to the story and worth the read. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
It comes out October 6th and I have my official copy pre-ordered with Amazon. Share your thoughts below!