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Irrational Characters and Too Much Jumping to Conclusions
Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2019
After reading the Cellar and Cabin, I keep wanting to like Prestons' work. I tried starting this book 3 different times. I finally got into in the 3rd time...sort of.
Reasons I hated this book:
1. The characters are being tracked by a serial killer. They ignore the cops and go out like everything is normal. SPOILER: so surprise when one ends up dead.
2. The writing was poor. Some details were over-explained...while others needed more explanation.
3. Lylah and her friends receive a letter within the first 20 minutes. INSTANTLY she wants to call the cops even though the school is known for playing pranks around Valentine's Day. This to me made me draw away from the book immediately. Someone sends an anonymous note around Valentines saying "You will be mine" and you think you should call the cops? It makes no sense, and makes the plot line less believable.
4. There is no build up of characters. Instantly you are thrown in to a plotline with 6 different characters that get a paragraph or less of description. It makes it hard to imagine the story, connect with them, and keep the plotline clear.
5. SPOILER When they assume who the killer is they just go with it. No other leads are thought of and they instantly know it must be this person even though there is no evidence linking him directly, other than a hunch.
6. END OF THE BOOK SPOILER The ending was even worse then imagined, it leaves unanswered questions. What happens next? If there were to be a sequel I would be shocked, it would be more repetitive then the book already was.
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME.