*Book purchased by me, not given free for review.
I have read every single book by S.E. Lynes and enjoyed them all. Until this one.
The writing is great, as always. The characters are distinctly written, the story draws you in. But in the case of this book, those weren’t enough ...
I found myself skipping many pages at a time due to the redundant chapters. On and on and on with the circling thoughts of the main character. My interest didn’t pick up until I was about 60% in, because finally, there was some action. But by that time, despite feeling empathy over what the characters were going through, I just felt no connection with any of them.
The twists towards the end were ludicrous to me, and I felt very cheated after slogging through the whole, monotonous story.
I’m also getting tired of the missing toddler trope so prevalent in the British suspense and psychological thriller genre. But I knew what it was about going in, so that’s on me, and I didn’t base any of my review on it.
I can understand why some readers reviewed this highly, but it just wasn’t for me.