Length - 200 Pages
Rating - 4.5 Stars
I finished it before we reached our halfway rest stop.
I'll be honest; When I read the prologue of this novel, I wasn't sure I really understood what I was in for. I'd read an excerpt prior to settling in, and I wasn't sure how it was all going to tie in.
Then I was introduced to Faith, and what a whirlwind I embarked on. with a past so heartbreaking you'll want to reach in and hug her, she is forever the unsuspecting optimist.
Jason, her immediate love interest sees her for what she is, although he finds it hard to have to share her with the dark cloud hanging over her head. Something I enjoyed immensely, was the quick entry into the romance. It wasn't graphic, and it didn't need to be. Just a simple, budding relationship.
Faith's traumatic past is fed to us via memories she digs up throughout the story. Adolescent Faith faces so many obstacles, it's hard not to feel for her.
As this novel falls in the genre of psychological thriller, everything is tied to gather with a suspenseful ending that will keep you guessing until the very end. I will mention however, that I felt the suspense could have been brought to an even higher climax, just to push it over the edge into 'thriller'.
Carbone's writing style is succinct and smooth, giving readers the freedom to lose themselves in the story.
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