(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having had the opportunity to read the previous two books in this trilogy, I was really eager to read the third book. And it was good to be able to see the characters I recognised from the previous two books, as well as to meet new ones.
I really liked seeing more of the stark contrast between Rebecca and the other characters and in particular in contrast to her as a child in book one. I thought it was good that Rebecca was a capable person… but that the way she was raised meant that she had weaknesses that were clear and that there were things she couldn’t do. It was good to see that her issues with trust meant that she was second-guessing everything about the people she didn’t know well.
There was a lot of good tension in this book. I didn’t trust Betty at all at first, though I hadn’t trusted Mary in the previous book. I was able to understand her a bit more during this book, but I still didn’t trust her until towards the end.
I liked seeing more of Priest, though it was a bit strange to see him talk so much during one of the scenes. I would have liked to see more details of him and Rebecca. I wasn’t completely sure how Priest felt about her, even though it was obvious towards the end of the book that he did care about her more than himself. I would have liked to learn a bit more of him, but it was good to see his appearances during the book… even though I didn’t understand how he could live through everything that he did.
There were some really intense moments in this book and parts where I was reading frantically to see what would happen next. I liked seeing George and Rebecca interacting together and it was good to see how George was still strong, despite being laid out with a fever. There were some twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting and there were quite a few characters that I did like and who made this book easy to read, since I cared about what happened to them.
In the future, I would like to read more books by this author… but this trilogy was a good read and drew me in. I’m sad to see it finished, but I did enjoy it.