- File Size: 1295 KB
- Print Length: 241 pages
- Publisher: Close To The Bone (March 27, 2020)
- Publication Date: March 27, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B084FHXZZL
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574,420 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rebecca will never forget the last time she saw her husband and son alive—it was the night they both disappeared.
Story tends to be too descriptive on the scenery, even when looking at a photograph. It would seem that every little thing sparked a memory for the main character. She just re-lived too many memories, which slowed down the story a lot. And what a lengthy funeral, which just described the memories, the process, and the angry feelings. We’re just dawdling away here. Story over embellishes when it should’ve been progressing. Heck, there’s even over embellishment on James’ side—on his childhood and whatnot. C’mon, let’s a get a move on! I’m just waiting for the mystery/thriller part here….
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The story racks up the tension relentlessly as Rebecca Crow discovers her husband is missing, and her beloved son has drowned, under very suspicious circumstances. Consumed by guilt for not replacing the spare tyre in the family car, she blames herself for their demise. Lost in a nightmare of grief and despair, Rebecca cannot function in the world; her personality disintegrates as she no longer knows who she is, or how to live:
“The realization that Oliver was gone didn’t come in the heart-wrenching moment she saw his small arm draped on the back seat of Jon’s car. It didn’t even come at the funeral, when his pale little body lay surrounded by cold white silk. Rather, it came in the million little things that built up around her and swallowed her whole until she found herself in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by emptiness, and no idea how she had gotten there.”
Rebecca is on the verge of drowning, both psychically and metaphorically, when her survival instinct kicks in. She knows the only way forward is to fix her problems; choosing a route that is both foolhardy and deadly dangerous. It is too simple to say that Rebecca turns into a vigilante; her quest is much more personal and primal than merely balancing the scales. What starts as a coping mechanism rapidly descends into an obsessive compulsion, over which she has no control…