Having read all of Koryta's novels and associated works, I eagerly awaited this book. Unfortunately I was disappointed not because it wasn't a good story (for some other writer) but because it wasn't the Michael Koryta type of book that I have fallen in love with as a fan.
Personally I felt the story lacked the depth that Koryta is known for in his portrayal of the ordeal Tara goes through as a locked in patient, Anna's fight with her past and has a weak portrait of the bad guy, . I never felt the fear that I have come to expect from this author. Not in the "locked-in" patient, not in any of the car scenarios, and certainly not in anticipation as to who was to be killed next as that was all too predictable.
I don't know what happened in this book, but the story line, characters and even the finsh had such potential to keep one on the edge of their seat but in reality was a watered down version of what I have always felt, up to now, was well worth the price of a book of Koryta's. Where was the mystery, suspense, and most of all that visceral touch of terror he is known for?
I sincerely hope he writes more along the lines of his past thrillers and stays away from this vanilla type of writing. Where is the Micheal Koryta I know and love?
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