My Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
18+ due to violent factors
I started this book last night and just managed to finish it. It took up all my time, distracted me from too many thing just because I could not even put it down so I spent my Saturday roaming various cosy spaces in my house reading this. I tell you what after like an hour or so of reading you begin feeling kinda weird in an unhealthy way but man I just needed to know this story.
Alessandra Torre has this way of writing that has always glued me to the story. She knows how to keep her reader guessing and obsessing over the story. It’s just in the way she sets it out, each chapter a new and interesting insight and i tell you what it has worked rather well. The going back and forth between different scenes, trying to put the story together, wondering if Deanna or Jessica will finally crack, and a speciality of mine; spending all my time psycho analysing Deanna because that is just what I do.
I think it is difficult to talk about this storyline without giving too much away, because it is a thriller and well the whole thrill is the not knowing. So I’m trying to refrain from it but I will say that I still don’t know whether I want to sympathise with Deanna or have her treated. Because as much as she is her own person and needs to live her life it is also unavoidable the help she needs. I didn’t really understand how her therapist knowing she is a potential threat to others around her, could still keep her confidentiality and not pass the message on. How does she refuse medication when it is possibly the one thing that could help? I don’t know, I really did not sympathise with her in that as I think she should in fact be receiving the necessary help. Because feelings or not a killer is a killer. I think Jeremy should run far far away, any sane man would.
So summing it up, this book is just…different. It was a new experience for me and it was so damn interesting. It includes some incredibly strange and fucked up ideas so beware! It just makes it the perfect thriller read. I’m so glad I’ve just read this now before the release of the next one which I don’t even have to wait too long for. So yeah, to anyone wondering note would be a perfect time to read it.
The goal is to avoid the hit of desire. But when I can’t, when it sneaks up and grabs hold of me? Then the only thing to do is indulge it. And I’d be lying if I said I don’t enjoy those times.