I went into this one blind and having read no reviews. I knew it was a bit of a mystery/thriller and that was exactly what I was hoping for. What I read was not what I expected it to be. It was less mystery/thriller and more like badly written 90s high school drama.
The main reason I did not enjoy this one was because of the characters. They were flat out awful. They did not have any redeeming qualities, no character arcs, nothing that made me want to root for them. They were just nasty and horrid to each other because they could be. I don’t like people like that in real life and I certainly do not enjoy reading about them in a book.
The mystery/thriller aspect of the story was neither mysterious or thrilling. It was boring, to be quite honest. The author tried way too hard to foreshadow, while also throwing red herrings in the hopes of tripping the reader up. Neither worked well as the overall story went on so long that I lost interest in what was actually happening. I quickly did not care who did what to who when and where. Don’t get me started on the way the ending was left open. That felt like a cop out more than anything.
After I finished this one, I went to Goodreads to see what others thought and it turns out I am in the minority. Just one more book to prove that not every book is for every reader. Give this book a try and maybe you’ll have better luck with it than I did.