Top positive review
4.8 Stars, Rounded up to 5
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2022
Nine Lives had me going from the very beginning! First of all, what a great narrative tool to have the parts counting backwards. That made you know that somehow, within the chapters of those parts, at least one person would not make it to the end of each. The tension! Even after the "Who" & the "Why" start to slowly piece together late in the reading, there is a huge plot twist that stops you with a screeching halt. Wait, What?? LOVE when that happens!
My only critique is the very last chapter. It felt like an epilogue of sorts. I can't say much without risking a spoiler & I certainly don't want to do that. I just felt that it was wholly unnecessary & a little incredulous. The story was quite complete and satisfying without it. And I can only think of 2 reasons for it to have been added on. But again, to propose my theories would be spoiler territory. Sorry. You won't hear it from me, LOL!!
Even with that, I so thoroughly enjoyed this book! Will look into the author's other novels. Very highly recommended!