(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Although this book wasn’t the first one in this series involving these characters, I still found this really easy to follow and a book that was engaging with characters who were interesting.
First of all… on the side of bipolar, I don’t know very much about that disorder. It was good to have some insight into what was going on in Ren’s mind, though, even if what was going through her head was quite scary at times.
I did find myself getting a bit lost a couple of times in the amount of theories that were being bandied around. I felt it was really good to see the thought processes during a case, though, and there were quite a few twists and turns in the book. One or two of them might have been a bit far-fetched, but that wasn’t enough to make me completely struggle with my suspension of disbelief.
One of the things I really liked about this book was the fact that the author showed Ren’s life outside of the case, too. I got to see some of Ren’s personal life… and as mentioned earlier, I also got to see a lot of how her mind worked. Even with the medication she was taking, I could see a lot of the ups and downs that came from her disorder.
It was interesting to see how things connected together, but I did feel a bit that the plot moved a little too fast in places… though I didn’t really feel like it dragged.
I did find myself growing a bit amused by some of Ren’s internal comments. She was a character who was easy to empathise with through this book and I liked her close friendship with Janine. I did also like her relationship with Ben… even if I think he was kind of naive about what he was getting himself into.
I probably wouldn’t read this book again. It didn’t quite draw me into the plot in the same way a thriller has to in order to make me want to read it again. But it did make me interested in reading other books by this author and involving the same characters.