Disclosure: I received a complimentary e-book copy of this book and have volunteered to share my review.
A gripping psychological thriller with chilling twists, from a unique new voice.
Keller Baye and Rebecca Brown live on different sides of the Atlantic. Until she falls in love with him, Rebecca knows nothing of Keller. But he’s known about her for a very long time, and now he wants to destroy her.
This is the story of two families. One living under the threat of execution in North Carolina. The other caught up in a dark mystery in the Scottish Highlands. The families’ paths are destined to cross. But why? And can anything save them when that happens?
I have to admit, this was a very difficult book – confusing, I guess would be a better phrase. The book starts out from the view of one person in a different ‘year’. It then jumps to another year from a different view and throughout the book, there are different views.
Mainly the views were from the two main people but I felt there was a lot of jumping back and forth between people and timelines; all the while, trying to piece together how exactly these two main characters fit together and why they are coming together.
While it was confusing and I though of shutting the book many times, I honestly couldn’t put it down. I was intrigued. I wanted to figure out how all the pieces fit; how this was going to end; what the end game was; how it was all linked.
And I got what I was looking for.
It took most of the book to finally piece things together. For the other parts of the puzzle to start falling into place and motives to be shared. To see the end game.
All the confusion and chaos was worth the wait, but again, I have to be honest; I was not a fan of the ending. I felt it just – ended. It could have held more suspense. It could have held – anything more than it did. It just seemed to stop. Like, the author was tired of the characters and their stories and just – stopped.
Overall, if you can handle confusion with suspense, this will be something that you would enjoy. It is a little sick and twisted (nothing that made me turn away) but also not something I would consider PG. (I’d say more like PG-13).
It’s not the best book I have read, and really, it is far from the worst book I have read. It is definitely something to consider if suspense and mystery are your genre.
About the Author
Jenny Morton Potts was born in a smart, dull suburb of Glasgow where the only regular excitement was burglary. Attended a smart, dull school where the only regular excitement was the strap. Worked in smart, dull sales and marketing jobs until realising she was living someone else’s life.
Escaped to Gascony to make gîtes. Knee deep in cement and pregnant, Jenny was happy. Then autism and a distracted spine surgeon who wanted to talk about The Da Vinci Code, wiped out the order. Returned to wonderful England – and unlikely ever to leave again – Jenny, with assistance from loyal hound, walked and swam her way back to manageable health.
Jenny would like to see the Northern Lights but worries that’s the best bit and should be saved till last. Very happily, and gratefully, partnered for 28 years, she ought to mention, and living with inspirational child in Derbyshire.