What I expected from this especially after just a few chapters in and how things ended up playing out, was widely different...
It's New Year's Eve. Shae Wilmont, the adored celebrity host of IShop—a popular shopping site—is ready to reclaim her life. Her stalker has been caught. But en route to a party, a harrowing encounter lands her in the wrong place at the wrong time. She panics. And trusts her gut. It's a devastating mistake.
Only one person knows where she ends up. It's where no one can find her.
Shae's stunned fans quickly galvanize to track her down. Yet the charismatic Shae they know, who delivers digital intimacy to viewers who'll buy anything she sells, off camera is an enigma—private and strangely insecure—unable to let anyone get close. When startling personal secrets are exposed during the investigation, the paradox of Shae begins to unravel.
In this dark psychological suspense, the lives of three strangers collide irreversibly. Honey, a displaced Southern girl with a painful past, is fiercely protective of her friends at the expense of her own safety, derailing her new life in California. Creepy Lawrence, a Detective Bureau fast-tracker with a penchant for latex gloves and a perverse obsession with Shae. And Shae, with millions of fake friends but hardly a real one. All three are hiding something, but only two of them are lying.
I received a free copy from the author herself through Netgalley. Thank you so much for this opportunity!
I will say from the start, I don’t think this was the book for me. What I expected from this especially after just a few chapters in and how things ended up playing out, was widely different. I expected a creepy stalkerish book similar to You, and I definitely got those vibes from the start. But it did not go that route, it took such an unexpected twist about halfway through.
Just from the vibes, we were given from the summary and how things initially started out at the beginning of the book, I was a little disappointed in how things played out. I expected a completely different story.
Just from the vibes, we were given from the summary and how things initially started out at the beginning of the book, I was a little disappointed in how things played out.
And while I was glad it wasn’t predictable, I struggled to follow the storyline at times. The timeline felt a bit all over the place constantly jumping. Plus, I did kind of miss that creepy stalkerish vibe that we got at the beginning. Which we practically lost that completely in the middle, just for it to be brought back unexpectedly in the end. But when it came back, it no longer truly fit in my opinion.
And while I was glad it wasn’t predictable, I struggled to follow the storyline at times.
However, the story we do get was still interesting to follow. I found the pacing went well and it flowed easily, I didn’t find myself bored. Even when I struggled with the timeline, I still wanted to keep reading and figure out what the heck was going on. Although it didn’t play out as I had hoped, I still enjoyed the story to an extent. I found the characters interesting to follow, they all seemed very questionable and a bit unreliable. I was curious to see how things would end for each of them.
I think if you enjoy light thrillers that has questionable characters, then definitely consider picking this one up!