Chevy Stevens has become one of my favorite thriller Fiction authors. Her stories have kept me up at night and have invaded my dreams. Her characters are rich and twisted and nothing is as it seems. I like it a little dark and twisty. My escape from reality is in those books who show me the darkness of a person without having to fear them. This is my fourth book of hers and I have delved into everyone of them and eagerly devoured them. I finished this story in two days. Out of all of the ones I have read, this was the first time that I did not like her characters. They all were very hard to like or root for. Maybe that was intentional. Maybe sometimes we don’t have to like the characters to have a good story.
What I did not like about this book was the rush at the end. The last two chapters summed up the book, gave us a reason to like Toni (the main character) and hope for a happy ending. But it did not do it for me. I felt empty. Like the author either didn’t have anything else left to say and rushed us through or spent so much time explaining Toni’s life on the inside of prison that the ending was almost an afterthought. There was only one “OMG I didn’t see that coming” moment but very little time was spent explaining that. And the reaction of the parents at the end was unsettling. Why wasn’t this bit of information shared with them? Why did they not know what was going on? So many questions with no answers or closure.
Don’t me wrong, I will still recommend this book. I love her stories, and I loved the story line. I just wished for a little more explanation at the end. Give me a little closure before I move on. Chevy Stevens ranks up there with Gillian Flynn. If you like all things dark and twisty, I high recommend her books.