Not full marks from me I’m afraid
Thrillers aren’t my main genre but I do like to read some when I’m in the mood for something different. This book caught my eye as the blurb was very enticing and the plot sounded full of potential. Whilst I didn’t struggle to read this I did feel it failed to hook me, it didn’t actually feel like I was reading a thriller at all to be honest. Caroline, the main character and whom is the voice of the book is not easy to like and although you could feel sympathy for her situation especially the loss of her children to her husband and although you could understand how she had ended up at rock bottom and willing to use any means to get them back you just don’t feel like you’re rooting for her. The way she exploited social media was too simplistic although I did agree with her psychology of how anyone can convince themselves they know people out there.
Once the social media avenue had been exploited the book lost some pace as though the author was herself running out of plot, the explanation of the disappearance of her sister didn’t make sense and the ending was flat. This could have been a great book about psychological abuse but it just failed to deliver.