Wanton Regard Paperback – April 30, 2014
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Okay, possible spoiler alerts (in addition to Kathy Ott's);
Hailey, depicted as a financially successful professional woman was married to a less-successful psychopath. I can't decide of theirs was supposed to be a codependent relationship or that Hailey suffered from severe low self-esteem. But their relationship detracted from the story. Mason was completely domineering. Just one example:: "Get in here, now!" Hailey always complied like a little mouse. (Her thought that she'd stay in an abusive relationship, no matter what, rather than to admit failure, was ridiculous.)
Hailey, afraid to go home and pack for an alleged trip to Hawaii, asked her assistant to go buy clothes and necessities for her. Oh, pleeeeze! Within a couple of hours, her new male assistant returns with all the necessary clothes--correct size and styles.
Hailey was vehemently anti-gun, yet after just a brief verbal lesson from her friend, Hailey was suddenly a comfortable expert with a firearm. Get real!
Hailey's friend's comment regarding Hailey's abusive husband: "Be glad you have a man, Hale. I have nobody." BARF!
Numerous errors with the verb "to lie." There were some correct uses, so why the errors?
Misuse of commas, especially regarding proper names.
The more of this review I wrote, the more annoyed I became with this book!
(I will also say I don't feel like I missed out on anything by skipping the middle 30% of the book. Take that as you will.)
That said, once things escalated I found myself caught up in every detail all the way till the end. Yes, the MC continued to do things that frustrated me, but I understood even without having read every page what was going on. I was very interested in learning more about what came from the prologue, and would even be interested to read more in depth about what happened in the 3 months between the prologue and chapter 1. That could be a short story in and of itself.
The author was good at building tension. I found it an interesting parallel that the antagonist displayed so many of the same traits as her husband (ugh. I hated that man. There were zero redeeming qualities and I am beyond baffled as to why she married him in the first place). I was drawn in the same way the MC was, and it was terrifying and fascinating to think how someone could learn so much about someone else and then use that against them.
All in all I'd recommend this book for the beginning and the end. The story is compelling even with its flaws and disappearing plot threads here and there.
Yes, I certainly was afraid while reading this book. My heart is STILL going 1000 miles a minute. This author is really able to grab gold of your imagination. The descriptions, the language, the characters, are all so vivid and realistic, you can't help being pulled in. I'm not QUITE sure I'm ready to download the other book he's got yet, I don't know if my heart can take it right away; maybe I'll read something a little light- hearted first, like Stephen King!
If you enjoy reading psych thrillers, or maybe wanna take a walk on the wild side, this is definitely the book you have to read! Just, maybe lock your doors and windows first!
Top international reviews
The characterisation is fabulous and the imagery is exquisite. The reader is invited to subscribe to the author's mailing list in return for some bonus material which includes a map of Gage's cabin - interior and exterior - and I can honestly say it was exactly as I imagined it from the author's description.
The story is tense, thought-provoking and scary.
So from the back of this free gift, this author has gained yet another fan who is now off to purchase whatever else she can get her hands on by him!
Sadly around half way it quickly deteriorated and got repetitive, predictable and frankly boring. The last chapter was the biggest load of rubbish I have ever read.