Thankyou to NetGalley, Quercus Books and the author, Karen Cole, for the opportunity to read a digital copy of Deliver Me in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion. What a compelling read for fans of the genre. I thought this book provided a good, solid read. It was well written with well developed characters and a rollercoaster plot. I was hooked from the start. Well worth a read.
*thank you to Netgalley, Karen Cole and Quercus Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
What started out as a pretty interesting story, slowly went downhill. I was intrigued at the beginning as to how this was all going to turn out. Abby is at her Doctors appointment where she finds it that she is pregnant. Dumbfounded as to how the happened as she hasn't been in a relationship for over a year, she works out that she had been raped at the New Year's Eve party her friend Dany had organised. She was really quite drunk so she has no memory of that night. With a list of suspects and trying to work out who got her pregnant.
It really bothered me that some characters did not class this case as rape. Cleary she was in no position to give consent. To me, that's rape. Drugged or drunk makes no difference. It wasn't consented.
Unfortunately it lacked suspense and by the time it was revealed who had gotten Abby pregnant, it wasn't a shock. It wasn't who I had my suspicions about but when I did read who it was, it kinda made sense because sometthing I had noticed at the beginning of the story didn't add up so this answered that little nugget of confusion I had. I was kinda over it by that stage though and uninterested. The story spent a lot of time going nowhere in particular. It was basically going from suspect to suspect, the same thing over again.
I would give this author another try though. It wasn't a complete write off and I hope I enjoy her future books more than this one. There was potential.