I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Gone to Die by Stacy Green
Series: Lucy Kendall #3
Published by Twisted Minds Press on June 23, 2015
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
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Lucy Kendall can no longer run from her own dark truth. Locked inside the torment of her mind, she’s struggling to find a reason to stay alive.
Until Chris Hale vanishes after a confrontation with his mother–serial killer Mary Weston.
With only a puddle of blood in the snow and a few cryptic email messages left as a trail, Lucy must play nice with an FBI agent who claims to know about her bad deeds.
When a secret from Chris’s past shatters everything Lucy thought she knew about her closest ally, she’s forced to consider a terrifying question: How easily will Chris bend to his mother’s evil will?
Packed with suspense, GONE TO DIE is a dark psychological thriller with a shocking mystery that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Lucy Kendall is reeling from the events that led to the deaths of two people, neither she deliberately planned to kill. As her reflections have her spiralling deep into a depression, Chris Hale, her friend and confidant, is losing patience as he’s anxious for them to locate his diabolical mother and deliver their unique brand of justice. When she receives a terrifying message from him, Lucy reaches the frightening conclusion that he’s missing and possibly in his mother’s clutches.
Lucy’s introspection throughout this story was just as fascinating as the search for Chris after he goes missing. The parallels between her life, Chris’ and Mary Weston were surprising at times as she examined the ongoing debate about nature versus nurture. As Chris worried about his gene pool, Lucy dwelled on all those things that created who she is today and whether she was salvageable. Her relationship with law enforcement participating in the search was fraught with tension as they seemed to innately know who she was and she walked a slippery slope as she provided assistance.
I couldn’t put this book down as there seemed to be new revelations around every corner. I always suspected Mary Weston was an enigma and it was confirmed as each layer was peeled back. This story is as much a psychological thriller as a mystery and Lucy’s not the only one harboring secrets. By the end, I had even more questions and I’m not ready to say goodbye to this character and her unusual array of friends and supporters. Well done!
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