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Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-30

Unlike the first story, the serial killers voice was not creepy or taunting. The description of the killings were not scientifically detailed or unique. The twists were minimal and expected. I felt like there was no escalation or climax either. This book is like a anti government terrorist book, which is nothing like the meticulous serial killer in a cat and mouse game from the first book. There was so much romance also. Very disappointing.

Unoriginal, not suspenseful, not awful to listen to

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-15

I listen to lots of books in this genre (serial killer, female investigators). I don’t find this one interesting or original. There wasn’t any creative killings or plot lines. It didn’t make me feel scared or suspenseful at all. Just a basic plot line of finding a serial killer. The scenes that were suppose to be suspenseful had minimal build up and weren’t powerful. The protagonist wasn’t overly likeable or interesting either. Didn’t really relate to her or care about her. I wouldn’t say it was an awful story, just really nothing special. Didn’t really care enough to finish but I did just as something to listen in the background.

First half intriguing, then it was drawn out

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-18

I think this book would have been good it if was half as long. The dynamic in the family was really interesting in the beginning, especially the mother and daughter. Then it just got really drawn out and repetitive, almost like it had many climaxes of the same thing that never really peaked. The last few chapters were very boring with unnecessary detail that was not filled with any suspense.

Enjoyable book, potentially triggering, bad ending

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-11

The concept for the story was unique and interesting, although a big drawn out. The protagonist was likeable to an extent. I don't think it was overly reflective of what it would be like in such a psychologically disturbing place. Definite trigger warning for rape, sexual violence, and sexual coercion. The ending had so much potential, and I was expecting a big, dark twist. Alas, the twist was stupid and irrelevant. Hardly even consider it a twist I guess.

Very enjoyable and extreme

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-11

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It provided an amazing story (seriously didn't think stuff like that was possible) and overall good advice.

I'd warn people the first chapter or two are heavy and detailed on child abuse and domestic violence. It adds to the story, but I wish I expected it more.

I think one of the general themes of pushing yourself so hard you get extreme physical injuries isn't the best for one's future health. I saw this as a traumatized, powerless boy who grew into a man addicted to hurting himself through extreme exercise to gain the control/power his father took from his. Perhaps that is not the case, but either way it is an interesting book.

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