This book has an intriguing plot. It is well written, kept my attention, and kept me guessing. I couldn’t put it down (as in, I considered starting an argument with my husband so I could stay up late to finish it – don’t judge). I had no idea who the culprit was until the author let me know. That rarely happens. That said, I’m not quite sure how I feel about the ending.
On the one hand, bravo. Heaberlin produced the unexpected. She took me by surprise. She made me think. On the other hand, I didn’t exactly love the ending. Part of it, in theory, was excellent. But I didn’t like who the bad guy was. It felt wrong in a way that left a funny taste in my mouth. I feel like the twist wasn’t set up enough. This could be entirely my problem. The twist of betrayal was an excellent turn of events, but again, I would have liked to have seen it set up a bit more in the preceding pages. Leave a hint, just a trace of what is to come, and still take me by surprise. Please! All in all, though, a 5 star book by an author I look forward to reading again.