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Well written but predictable
22 March 2018
This is a well written book with a lot of good bits. But for a thriller it drags on a bit. You can work out who dunnit by chapter two, so it lacks tension.
The beginning is gripping as single mother Tara wakes up from an overdose to find her child is being taken away because of neglect. She has no memory of what happened, all she knows is she is drug addict and would never neglect her child. Somebody is setting her up so she begs for help from an old lawyer friend. The lawyer Reid shares a past with Tara but he is not very supportive at first.
After a promising start the story stops being gripping. Reid is a two dimensional character and his relationship with Tara is confusing. There is zero sizzle. At the beginning it’s easy to feel for Tara because of the rotten situation she is in, but after that she becomes quite uninteresting, even whiny. She and Reid are cardboard cut out protagonists - quite lifeless. I don’t hate this book, yet I’m not tempted to read any more from this author.