- The Characters are VERY Stereotypical
The main character was a typical lost, abused and broke drug addict, while her mother neglected her and was an ex-druggy as well. Although her desperation was very apparent in the book, the choices that she makes, makes the readers annoyed and disappointed.
- The Writing was Mediocre
The author did an excellent job with the suspenseful atmosphere, but the vocabulary and words she chose to use were simple. There wasn’t a lot of pizazz, and after reading the book, I didn’t feel the urge to pick it up again.
- The Characters weren’t Likeable
Although I did pity the Laine, the main character, and her experiences, I found it hard to like her. Most of her actions weren’t justified by her traumatic past but were just because of her terrible attitude and personality. The Shaws were nice, but their characters weren’t explored that much. I always felt unpleasant with Detective Ortez, his actions were inconsistent and some of the decisions he made just made me angry.
- The Pace was too Slow
The exposition of the book was lengthy and tedious. Not much happened and it felt like the story would never end. In a 352 pages book, the climax only began at around 300 and lasted 5-6 pages.
- A lot of Things were Left Unexplained
A lot of the important scenes were left explained, and what happened the Olivia was never described in depth. For example, how and why Valerie, Laine’s mother, killed herself and why she did what she did.
- The Ending was Terrible
After finishing the book, the ending left me feeling uncertain and empty. Just like the ending of this post.