It’s always hard reading a second book by an author. I think a read has expectations that the book will be as good.
I admit, I liked the book, BUT…it was so much like the first book. Someone is mysteriously missing…no one knows what to think. People thing one thing about the person and soon start thinking something else. The premise is too close. It seems almost repetitive. BUT…had I not read the first book, I would have liked this book more.
Here’s what Amazon had to say, “In downtown Chicago, Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her roommate Quinn Collins to question how well she really knew her friend. Meanwhile, in a small town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more sinister.
As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under the stranger’s spell, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion and shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us.”
Amazon readers weren’t excited about this one. They only gave the book 3.6 stars. I think I’ll be a little more generous. I’ll give it 4 stars.