I read this book back in August 2017 and only now I feel like I can talk about it.
It was beyond amazing and completely blew me away off the sofa! I did not expect anything like that, I am not a big fan of instaloves, but oh boy I instantly fell in love with this book and for good reasons!
Lisa did a great job pulling up this story and did her research, making it unforgettable.
If you are interested in reading this book, please be aware of the following TRIGGERS: rape, abduction, very heavy and graphic violence, child abuse, paedophilia
SPOILER FREE REVIEW
The beginning!! That beginning was like a shock to the system. After reading the first few sentences I was already cooked (yes you read that correctly).
You know when you start reading a book or start watching a movie and you know since the beginning that this book or that movie will be awesome? Oh well, this book was that kind of a book!!
I literally loved everything about it, the story was very well executed, the characters have depth and personality and just aghhh AMAZING! The whole mystery element, the struggles and all the horrors that Claire had gone and is still going through were spot on. I just cannot put it into words and explain you how much I loved it because words cannot do it justice.
It is very crude, raw, true to real life story, that deals with very heavy and difficult topics that people don’t talk much about. I am glad that here we have explored those topics from the victim’s perspective much more in depth, getting to know all of the horrible things Claire went though and how despite all of this she is not breaking down, she is strong willed and that kept her going on and fight for her sake. It is admirable and inspirational even, to read about such amazing main characters, that felt real, with real emotions and struggles and everything was just perfect.
I know the next sentence might sounds weird, but it will give you an idea of how good the writing of the author was. While reading everything was projected into my mind like a film and now when I remember some parts of the book they resurface in my brain like scenes from a movie almost as if I have seen the movie ( which is non existent yet the movie I mean, does this make any sense?? )
Anywayy moving on and don’t mind me ^^
Although I truly loved this book there is just one thing that I wish it was done differently and this is nothing else but the ending. I cannot go into too much details because I do not want to spoil anything for you guys, but I would just say that I wanted him to suffer and pay for his actions. (if you have already read the book you probably know what I am talking about)
In conclusion if you are in a search for thrills, well written book with amazing plot and turns then this is it GO FOR IT!
I gave it 5 stars out of 5!!
Oh and by the way something awesome happened Lisa Regan and I became friends on Goodreads and this was just AMAZINGLY AMAZING! <3 <3
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Regan is a suspense novelist. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.
Disclaimer: I have received this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and have not been influenced by others.