(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I was actually a bit confused about what genre this book fit into before I started reading it. Even having finished it, I’m not completely certain… there are so many different aspects to this book.
I liked Marc’s character a lot. I felt a lot of sympathy for him with the way he was dragged into helping Dorrie, but Dorrie’s character did grow more on me as the book went on. I enjoyed reading the hints of friendship between her and Lola… and it was nice to see there was an air of mystery through this book.
I have to be honest… I wasn’t so keen on Helena at first; mainly because of her first appearance, but I felt she was emotionally manipulative at times. She did grow on me during the course of the book, though… until, by the end, I was really happy to see how things worked out for her.
At times, I did feel that there was a lot going on in the book and it did seem like some parts of the storyline were glossed over and there were sudden passages of time that I found difficult. I did like being able to learn more about the characters gradually as the book went on, rather than having it all come at me at once. I also thought it was good to see that all of the characters had problems… not just Marc. And it was also fun to see him make false assumptions and the fact that he wasn’t perfect.
I thought Cole was one of the characters who had a real journey through the book. I would have liked to see more of him and Marc together, since their conversations were glossed over at times. Still, I liked reading how they bonded and came to know each other throughout the mystery.
I did enjoy reading about the supernatural elements and although I did get frustrated at times with the withholding of important information, I could understand why it was done. While a small part of me did feel some sympathy for Brandon and Prudence, both came across as fully unlikable characters and Cole did annoy me a little with playing devil’s advocate.
I did really enjoy this book and the ending was especially nice, though bittersweet. I’d be interested in reading more books by this author in the future.