I was lucky enough to read this book after the author reached out to me. I hope the prospective reader will read this review fully before making any prejudgments on the book. I will give the book my thoughts, good and bad. Also, this review contains opinions that are my own and not the author’s. My thoughts will be different from your thoughts and just know that before reading the book.
DISCLAIMER: This book I have to give a disclaimer for. To any readers who read my blog or are interested in the book, please know that there is strong language and sexual themes in this book. I believe it not suitable for readers under the age of 18 and not suitable for anyone who is easily triggered by horrific events. I recommend you enter reading this book with that in mind and you know that some of the things in this story are disturbing. I would compare it to Game of Thrones.
It has been 10 years since Kara Vanderbilt was abducted and tortured for days. It was 4 days to be exact. After a hard fight, she got away from her sadistic experience with a madman. She was ready to return home and to have her whole world crumble around her. She knows that she needs to run away. After leaving her home and the only person who loves her, she completely starts over and changes her life. Kara knows that it is time to go home for some closure. Although, now she is in a different situation. She enters a murder case that sounds so familiar. She believes that it is just a coincidence. It can’t be the person she knows because the person responsible for her pain died years ago in a fiery crash. In comes Detective Caleb Montgomery. She knows with his help; she can find the killer. Maybe she can also find some love along the way.
What can I say about Kara? She is amazing, but also cringeworthy at times. I think that it was cringeworthy in all the right ways. I loved her connection with people around her. There was something about this story that was really well put together. I usually like to wait for the love portion because it seems more real. Although this book was kind of quick to jump to that conclusion, I did love that because I feel it was written at the right moment in the story. I love Caleb. I feel sometimes hero characters baby the heroine when she is in pain or experienced some distress. I did not feel that way when it came to this book. I love how such strong people connected on such a deep and personal level.
My Rating: I do think that this book is wonderful. I loved the writing and the story. Although, there were moments where I would cringe because it was so difficult to read. I think what won me over was the fact that it wasn’t all difficult, there were just some sections that are harder than others. I think that is also why the story is so good. I think that it is difficult to read straight through without taking a break in between, but I did read it in one sitting because I was captivated and couldn’t put it down. I don’t usually love to read books that are so dark, but I loved this one. I give this book 5 stars. I will read it again, but not anytime soon. I have to say that getting into Melissa’s head was dark, but absolutely fascinating.
I hope this review helps you in making your next book choice. Happy reading!
SECONDARY DISCLAIMER: I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.