Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Date: Oct 15, 2013
How did I get this book? free Advance Reader's Copy from the publisher via Shelf Awareness for my honest review
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
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I have been avoiding writing this review because it's been hard to put my disappointment into words. I've read such high praise for this debut and the premise seemed so promising. I love literary suspense and I normally find unreliable narrators fascinating. I am not the kind of person who needs every single thing tied up with a little bow at the end of a story, but for the love of God, this one didn't tie up much of anything! I closed the book and felt like none of my questions were answered. None! And while I understand why the voice of the narrator in the beginning of the book was so simplistic and child-like given the fact she was medicated at the time, it was really starting to drive me crazy. I almost DNF'ed this one, but I felt compelled to read on to see how things would turn out -- making it even more of a disappointment in the end. The writing is good and the characters are interesting, but I can't honestly say I recommend this book.