Not for me

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TLDR: The only decent people in this book are under the age of 6.

This is my second book from Jones and will unfortunately be my last. There’s a subset of mystery/suspense/thriller authors that can’t seem to write likable (to me) female characters (Ware, Lapena, Paris, etc.) and she is joining that list for sure. Kate’s mind blowing naïveté about her father as a 34 year old woman was too much to bear, and Lauren was just agency-less and spineless. Jess was a plot device up until the last couple chapters and Rose was an overused trope.

Worst of all, it was insanely predictable. I’m not even sure you could call it domestic suspense because I never felt the suspense. It was just a really melodramatic family drama sprinkled with domestic violence by one of the biggest caricatures I’ve ever had the misfortune to read and random TTC threads that never really connected to the rest of the story.

I can’t deal with plots that would unravel if people would just have a conversation with each other and that’s essentially what this was.