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Now you know, so run, do not waste your time
on December 23, 2012
This book is dull despite horrific events. It's amazing that rape, sudden deaths of loved ones and an attack by a crazed drug user can leave you yawning, but it does.
As if being raped is not enough, AND losing your parents and fiance at once in automobile accident, the book also attempts, unneccessarily, to stir additional sympathy for the heroine by telling us that the rest of her family blames her for her parents' death. It was obviously in no way her fault and she is suffering most. It was a really stupid plot point.
The big reveal in this book is, depending upon your stomach, underwhelming or disgusting -- maybe both. Its heart is in the right place, I suppose. It means to say that given the right circumstances, anything can be forgiven. I am not sure this book can be forgiven for wasting my time. I am tempted to spoil by giving away the ending -- yep, I found the book that irritating. But I won't spoil it. You may already have figured it out anyway because even from the description, I suspected it was going there. I just could not believe it would, and so maybe I have only myself to blame for reading it. The title is good and it drew me in and the cover art is well done. It is grammatical. But it does not build a compelling story and the switch in POV to the antagonist is jarring -- whose story is this? Are we in this other guy's head only so we can be sure to dislike him? Not really necessary for that. It's a bad technique in a book that is full of them.