An “ok” mystery/thriller.
This is the third book in this series, but it’s the first one that I’ve read. There was enough information in the books for me to understand the story despite not having read the previous books. The main character, Gwen, is the ex-wife of a serial killer. She was prosecuted and acquitted as an accomplice, and has consistently denied knowing about the murders. She, her two children and boyfriend moved to Stillhouse Lake to escape the public eye and try to live a normal life. Her boyfriend, Sam, is the brother of one of her ex-husband’s victims.
The book opens with Gwen appearing on a talk show to tell her side of the story, but is quickly ambushed by one of the leaders of a victim’s group that wants to destroy her. Gwen also discovers the group is shooting a documentary film focused on bringing her down.
This book was just ok for me. I understand the series revolves around internet stalking and the horrors of social media hatred, but I found myself skipping large sections of the book because it got monotonous. The secondary story line also did not hold my attention and seemed forced. The book is well written and paced fairly well. I’m sure I would like other books written by this author, but I won’t read any more books in this series.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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