and abused as a child, Keith craves for the love he didn’t receive. Desperately
hoping to find that love, he pursues curly haired brunettes with blue eyes but
if he doesn’t get it, there will be hell to pay.
along comes McKenzie, a grocery store cashier who has the ability to see evil
through a person’s eye.
is a fast paced, suspenseful and exciting thriller that will keep the readers
at the edge of their seats. The plot, though not very original, is quite
intense. The author is able to create the perfect antagonist: cold, brutal,
ruthless, and trying so hard to fight a seemingly losing battle. The
interrelationship between various characters is apparently well thought and
heightens the suspense. Finally, though I usually go for a different type of
ending, I appreciate how the author concludes this book. I find it ingenious
most important part of the book, for me, is the subtle emphasis on the
importance of parental love on children as well as the lasting effects of the
lack of love and affection on children's character.
I find the backstories, somehow, insufficient. It seems like there are too many
questions left unanswered. Moreover, I find the characters, except for the
antagonist, to be underdeveloped which makes it difficult to connect with them.
Lenny, for instance, who plays an important role in the story, is not given
enough backstories that it was hard to decide whether to like him, dislike him
or to pity him. The same goes with Kate and Casey among others. Furthermore, I
find McKenzie’s gift somehow downplayed. I was actually expecting more scenes
displaying her gift if only to match the ruthlessness and cunning of the
antagonist. In addition, I feel that the climax of the story came too soon
or probably just sooner than I’m used to. Finally, there are several noticeable
errors within the entire book including incorrect use of words and misplaced
my issues, I enjoyed the book immensely. It is suspenseful and intense with an
extremely creepy character that will make female readers more wary of people
they just meet. It is easy to read and understand and I recommend it to readers
who enjoy suspense and thriller novels.
to Crystal Dawn Mason (@crystaldawn79_) on such an enjoyable
Don’t Lie was an
OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day on March 10th, 2018. You may check
it out at Online Book Club.