Category: Fiction, Adult
Published: May 2016
Synopsis: In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she’s the person Quinn thought she knew.
Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.
Review: This is a book like no other, but that isn’t necessarily a good thing. It had one of the best endings I have ever read, but the rest of it was so boring and long that I was almost about to put it down.
You get the story from two points of view, both Quinns the room-mate and Alex the small town boy. Both very different people. I happened to like Alex more, he was young but knew it and had struggles but did what he could to overcome them and help his dad. Quinn kept referring to herself as dumb and stupid and putting herself down. I get people are like that, but it’s very draining to keep reading it over and over again. They are both basically two different stories in one book. And just when you think you have it all figured out…BAM the ending.
Of course I won’t talk about the ending because I am not a spoiler. I will say thou that it was super fantastic and I couldn’t stop reading till it was done. You don’t’ expect to happen what actually happens. There is a huge twist and it’s so good you are on the edge of your seat. It doesn’t make up for the rest of the book but it sure made me give it the 2.5 points I did.
This is a very popular author and everyone loves her books. This book will not stop me reading more of hers but I must say after all the hype I have heard about her I was a little disappointed. People who love her work I am sure will love this book, or even anyone who likes thrillers.
Look for it as it will be in your local book store in May of 2016. I was lucky enough to received an Advanced Copy to read and review.