At 464 pages, this is a nice hearty book that you can really sink into. Part Mystery/Crime novel with a serial killer involved, and part life decision/relationship oriented. Chapter one grabs you immediately. You feel tension from the first page.
I will have to say that I found a huge part of the book to be filler. While it was filler that was interesting in it's own way, it was definitely not growing the story line that is described regarding the book. It is leading up to more suspense and events, but Chapters 6 through 18 could have been condensed into 2 chapters easily. For this reason I consider it almost a two story novel.
But while I thought there was heavy filler in this novel, and it could have easily been a 300 page book, I will also say that I kept reading it all the way through - it did keep my interest.
Also, I love the dog in this book. A book with a good dog is worth reading. :)
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The riveting new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar.
stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over
her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as
the urge to run fell over her.”
Naomi Bowes lost
her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In
freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible
extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how
close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David
Now a successful photographer living under the name
Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old
house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s
ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly
residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the
determined Xander Keaton.
Naomi can feel her defenses
failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something
she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an
obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more
than a nightmare away.