Publishing Info: November 1, 2022 by St. Martin's Press
Source: Audiobook borrowed from library, Netgalley
Genres: Adult, Mystery/Thriller
Date Completed: November 6, 2022
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Amelie has always been a survivor, from losing her parents as a child in Paris to making it on her own in London. As she builds a life for herself, she is swept up into a glamorous lifestyle where she married the handsome billionaire Jed Hawthorne.
But then, Amelie wakes up in a pitch-black room, not knowing where she is. Why has she been taken? Who are her mysterious captors? And why does she soon feel safer here, imprisoned, than she had begun to feel with her husband Jed?
This was a really disappointing read from B.A. Paris and read like a debut novel that didn’t have enough editing. The writing style was fine, moderately engaging, but the book had zero personality whatsoever. The characters were extremely flat and despite the effort to give them a backstory, they didn’t feel like anything at all. Even with Amelie narrating the whole book, I still feel like I didn’t know much about her aside from some rough outlines.
I was waiting for a major twist to make the book worth it and was going to leave it at three stars but I got to the end and it was just a big letdown. Nothing was developed enough for me to really care and I ended up being more disappointed than I already was. I was really surprised that was the ending, actually. There was too much to tell, tell, tell to readers from the time spent being a prisoner to the big reveal at the end. I didn’t feel involved in the story at all and I’m really bummed at the potential here that never came to be.
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