(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having read another book by the same author, I was happy to have another on my Kindle… and I thought this was a really intriguing idea.
It was really creepy to see the point of view from the people who became the mass murderers. I did like Kendall as a character and I found her easy to relate to… although I did think there was too much of an instant connection between her and the police officer.
I did find it difficult not to picture Trip from Agents of SHIELD while I was reading about the police officers… but speaking about Trip, I would have liked to see more of his history. I didn’t get to know him as well as I knew his partner… whose name I don’t actually recall off the top of my head.
I thought there were some really good elements of tension and for a lot of the book, there was quite a lot of mystery. However, with some of the POV changes, I felt that some of the mystery was dropped away. I would have liked to see less perspective from the person responsible for the murders.
I did think that there was a bit too much information dumping in this book. I felt it could have been expanded upon a bit… and I would have liked some more explanation about the reason for the names You23 and Boss17. If there were particular reasons behind them, of course.
There was a lot about this book that was quite scary to read and although I was confused about how everything fit together at first, it did make more sense at the end… even though the explanation did seem to hold some elements of the paranormal.
I would have liked a bit more in the sense of the work being put into the cases by the officers, though I did wonder why there didn’t seem to be much in the way of theories bandied about by the officers.
I did like the opportunity to learn more about Kendall’s history, but I would have liked to see her relationship with her brother.
I did find this book easy to read and I thought it was quite tense to read. I also really liked the bonus story at the end… and I would be interested in reading more books by this author in the future.