It’s taken me a while to summarise my thoughts on this book. I was neither blown away by it, or disappointed by it.
The tale starts with Lise, who is working as a psychiatrist in a mental hospital. Her new patient; Jason, is causing her some concern – he has no paperwork in his file and avoids answering why he’s there.
Jason’s sister is a CIA agent who killed Jason’s partner – a terrorist. Now the bad guys are after Jason.
Except this tale isn’t what it seems, it’s full of deception and twists. Why I wasn’t blown away? I felt the twists were too obvious – the seeds were planted in a way that the plot flowered in my mind before I’d got even two thirds through.
It was a shame really, because the plot has potential – I just believe the chapters needed to be slightly more finessed.
I didn’t particularly warm to the main character; Lise, she was a tad brusque and became deeply obsessive over things – but perhaps this was intentional.
All in all, I wasn’t massively impressed by this book. It has action, it has psychological aspects and at times was fast paced… but it was lacking the strength of a mature thriller.
Until next time, Chloé x