Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2022
Still a little too much inner angst and doubt, but getting better.
The plot was good, interesting twists, and characters. Would have liked to have known the suspect better; he seemed like a red herring. There was no character development of the children or the other agents either.
We know all about what's going on in Olivia's head (repetitive and boring as it is), but not enough about the other characters to care about their well-being.
I have to admit that the dialogue was a bit unreal also. For example, in the prison scene Olivia says "Not at all." Really? She's talking like that in prison? An experienced law enforcement agent would have said "nope" or just "no". She sounds like she went to prep school.
There are the conversations between her and her partner too. His emoting doesn't sound like an FBI agent who admits to being a typical guy that doesn't usually share his feelings. Way too touchy feely in expressing himself.
One last thing ... we get it.. she's insecure. She thinks her life has been so traumatic that no one can ever really understand her. AND she thinks she and Brock have the closest, best friendship ever in the history of friends and working partners. So can the author please stop repeating these points ad nauseam throughout each and every book?
I want to read the other related series, but I'm kind of afraid to get sucked into another protagonist's personal journey of self-doubt written as a novel.
I will still give this 4 stars for the good mystery of it, interesting developments, and final twists.