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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Falcon Lake wants vengeance. And so, it seems, does someone else . . . An intense, heart-rending psychological thriller to accompany the chilling and seductive Fracture
When Decker drags his best friend Delaney’s lifeless body out of the frozen lake, he makes a deal: Anyone but her. Everyone but her. The lake releases her. It takes another . . .
All their friends blame Delaney for Carson’s death. But Decker knows the truth: Delaney is drawn to those who are dying, and she would have tried to help Carson.
Or so Decker believes until a body lies in front of him in a pool of water on his kitchen floor. Until he sees in Delaney’s eyes that she knew this would happen too – and she said nothing. Until he realises it isn’t the lake that is looking for revenge – Delaney is part of someone else’s plan.
This powerful and emotionally charged psychological thriller follows Megan Miranda’s stunning debut Fracture.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) and Netgalley.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Fracture’ series.
Delaney can still sense when people are sick or dying, but she really wishes she couldn’t. Decker meanwhile is starting to consider that the rumours about the lake being cursed might be true after all.
Who will be the lake’s next victim? And is someone trying to kill Delaney?
This book started off really good, but then dragged, and dragged, and dragged.
I was surprised when I started reading this and realised that it was from Decker’s point of view, but I actually liked it, and it was interesting to see things from his perspective rather than Delaney’s.
The storyline in this started off really good. For the first ~20% I was really loving this book. There was excitement, there was suspense, there were surprises, and I really didn’t want to put it down. Unfortunately though, from around the 20% mark it really started to drag. We did find out something interesting at the 26% point, but after that we didn’t find out anything interesting until the 66% mark, and then at the 86% mark. Between these points the book just dragged, and there was so much in there that didn’t need to be in there and didn’t move the story along at all. If this book had kept up the excitement of the first 20% throughout this would have been a five star book for me.
The ending was okay, but I guessed really early on what was going on. Delaney said something that immediately made me think that a certain thing must have happened, but while I thought it obvious, Delaney didn’t consider it until right at the end of the book, which was pretty annoying.
Overall, I did enjoy this book, but the way it dragged from the 20% mark really ruined it for me. If the book was cut down to things that actually moved the story along, this would have been much better.
7 out of 10.