(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
While reading this book, I found myself wavering a lot over how many stars to give it. By the end of the book, I decided to give it four, because I did find the book entertaining and easy to read, even if I was a bit hesitant about Matti’s character at times.
I did like Matti, to a certain extent, though I did think there were times she came across as a bit self-centred. I also really liked the paranormal aspects in this book. Despite the blurb, I was expecting more of a hallucinations aspect, so I was really happy to see that there were actual ghosts and I found the mythos with them to be really interesting.
The mystery in this book was quite intriguing and I liked meeting a lot of the other characters. Linda was probably my favourite. Out of the other four women, I found her to be the most developed, likable character. I didn’t really know what to make of Tricia, because she wasn’t really shown very much in the book and was the only one out of the group who didn’t seem to be explored as a character.
I was a bit confused about Luis, since he seemed to have a bit of an about-face in the book and it seemed to happen a bit fast. At the same time, I did find Joe to be quite good character. I liked his interactions with Matti and the friendship that formed between them.
I liked Abby as a character, too. It was also really interesting to see Matti’s work as a forensics artist. I felt the author did a good job of showing how it all worked… though there was a bit too much of, ‘this felt like the right colour’… etc. It was nice to see Fluffy and how big a part he played in the book.
I did think there wasn’t as much foreshadowing in the book as there could have been. Although the journey to the end was interesting, I felt that something fell flat on the ‘big reveal’. I would have liked to see a bit more on the mystery and less on Matti’s love life.
I would probably read a sequel to this book. I enjoyed reading this and it was very intriguing. I’d like to see more of Linda especially in later books.