They say you never forget your first love. What they don’t say though, is that sometimes your first love won’t forget you…
A police interview room is the last place Angela expected to find herself today. It’s been hours, and they keep asking her the same inane questions over and over. “How do you know the victim?” “What’s your relationship with Mr. Parker?” Her ex’s wife has gone missing, and anyone who was close to the couple is a suspect. Angela is tired of the bottomless questions and tired of the cold room that stays the same while a rotating litany of interrogators changes shifts around her. But when criminologist Novak takes over, she can tell he’s not like the others. He’s ready to listen, and she knows he’ll understand. When she tells him that her story begins a decade before, long before Saskia was in the picture, he gives her the floor.
A twenty-something young professional, Angela claims to have no involvement. How could she? It’s been years since she and H.P., Mr. Parker that is, were together. As her story unfolds, it deepens and darkens. There’s a lot to unpack… betrayal, jealousy, and a group of people who all have motives for retribution. If Angela is telling the truth, then who’s lying? (From Goodreads)
Thank you to both St. Martins Press #partner and BookSparks for the free copy of this book. Below is my honest opinion, and all opinions are my own. #Springreading #NoShelfControl
I rate this book a 3.5 stars out of 5.
First, this book was a FAST read for me, I finished it within 12 hours, it was very addicting. I loved the writing style. I felt like Angela was telling me her story, and I really liked that aspect. It had me flying through the pages to see what happened between Angela and H.P. and what happened to Saskia. This was a very creative book. With a great premise.
It’s rare to pick up a book, and feel like it was over in 30 seconds, I cannot even pinpoint what made this book feel so breezy. Maybe because it was told in a clever fashion? I felt like Angela was talking to me? Also it wasn’t weighed down with heavy drama, and sensitive subjects. What this book really boiled down to was love, and what happens when it’s too hard to let go of.
Overall I did enjoy the book, I liked a lot more about it, than I disliked, and I would definitely recommend it to other readers, especially for new readers to the thriller/suspense genre. This is a good book to start out with. I felt like it progressed well, it wasn’t loaded with back story and unnecessary words, and information. It was short, sweet, and to the point. Which as a reader, I appreciate it. There is nothing worse than being bogged down by a pointless pages.