(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having read the previous books in this series, I was happy when the author approached me to read the final one. It didn’t take me long to be drawn into the world of the Mentalists and Gemma and Russ’ lives.
I liked being able to see something of the wider world of the mentalists and it was also good to see the Keepers. I liked seeing some of the characters from the previous books, though I didn’t have a chance to re-read those, so I wasn’t as familiar with the others as I was with Gemma and Russ.
I liked Jose quite a bit in this book. I couldn’t really say I liked Laura as much, though. I didn’t really know what to think of her for some of the book, as I couldn’t tell if she was just scatty or if she was deliberately hiding things. It was nice to see some greater depth to the characters like Alice and Erin, though.
I thought it was good that there were some things left to the imagination, such as some of the details of what Gemma saw. I thought that added really well to the tension and I was kept reading throughout, wanting to find out what would happen next.
I did think there was perhaps a little bit too much talking. While there was some action, it wasn’t until towards the end of the book I actually felt like the characters were in any real danger; and then everything seemed to happen at once. I was disappointed to see Laura had switched her affections so quickly, though.
It was interesting to see how the different factions viewed each other, though I was a bit confused about who believed what. I would have liked a bit more detail included about the background and how the Keepers related to Gemma. While there seemed to be a bit more detail about what exactly she could do, I felt she was getting somewhat overpowered by the end of the book.
While I don’t really tend to like multiple first person perspectives, I did feel it made sense in this instance, as it allowed me to view events from the POVs of two of the main characters. In the future, I would definitely be interested in reading more books by this author.