3.5 / 5
I don’t profess to be a thriller junkie, but there are still some things I need for a thriller to grab me. Great characters are the first things. Heck, they don’t even have to be likable but make them interesting, well-developed and I’m hooked. Another must for me is plausibility. Unless we have now jumped genres to fantasy, there has to be a semblance of “this could really happen” within it. For these reasons, I struggled with this one.
The premise is very intriguing:
Twelve years after six-year-old Jenny Kristal had disappeared while walking to her friend’s house, she shows up. Giving a story of having escaped her abusive kidnappers to the police, she wants to see her family. Her parents are shocked and thrilled, but her brother is cold to her. Journalist and T.V. stations want the big story of this missing girl returning home, safe. Then Jenny starts receiving strange messages, warning her. Is she really safe?
I can’t say the specific parts that I struggled with the most, or I’d give away some of the twist and turn of events. As the pieces of the puzzle were coming together, it didn’t feel real enough for me and the characters felt like they weren’t even putting on their best faces either.
Thank you to @duttonbooks and Edelweiss+ for this copy for review. All opinions expressed are mine.
This book will be available June 9, 2020.
💬 𝐈’𝐝 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨𝐩-𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮.