This was one of the most twisted fantasies that I have ever read. Whaaaat… where… how… do I say it is fantasy when the cover looks like the psychological thriller?
Yes, it was a thriller, but it was the most fantastical one that I have ever read, and believe me, I’ve read many. And not in a good way at all!! The book had so many twists that I could just read wide-eyed and open-mouthed, worried where the story was going because it made soooo many in-roads into soooo many unnecessary details that I was afraid the plot got lost half the way. You have to read it to believe it!! Oh my!!
The concept was very exciting, it did tell us about a 3-year-old child abandoned then adopted by the family who found her. And fifteen years later, she received a letter from the real dad asking her to meet him. She did and she disappeared!!
But the delivery failed for me as the author Erik Therme took the plot all over the place, with exaggerated sub-plots and unnecessary details and characters. None of that added much to the story anything, just to my slack-jawed incredulous-ness!! (If there is such a word, if not, there should be. I am totally owning it up ™️. Nicole, please note!!)
The characters were unlikable, most were not so intelligent (I want to call them dumb), the story got skewered by the dialogues, sub-plots went on a jaunt all on their own, the ending was fantastically unbelievable!! This book was a total merry-go-round, and I freaking hate them!! I get motion sickness!
Why did I read the book, you wonder?!! I couldn’t stop, how does one stop a merry-go-round? My mind was churning after the read!! Whew. I read the book in less than 2 hours with my brain going WTF!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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Someone took your daughter. And nobody believes you…
Three-year-old Ally was found alone in a parking lot.
She was barefoot and dressed only in a yellow sundress. In the middle of winter.
What kind of person would abandon their daughter?
Fifteen years later and Ally has a new family.
But her real father has sent her a letter.
And now Ally is missing.
Publication date : 5th December 2018
Publisher : Bookouture