What Doesn't Kill Her (Reeve LeClaire #2)
Reeve LeClaire is a college student, dammit, not Daryl Wayne Flint’s victim. Not anymore—not when Reeve is finally recovering a life of her own after four years of captivity.
Flint is safely ...more
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I just love a well written mystery that keeps me guessing. This book grabbed my attention from the very first page and I found myself reading "just one more chapter" until I had had finished the book. I didn't even realize that this was the second book in the series until I was almost done with the book. To be honest, I don't think that I would have ever known if it wasn't on Goodreads because there was never a moment in the book where I felt ...more
When reviewers say "I couldn't put this book down" I'm like....Okay Okay.
Now I am going to say it...I COULDN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!
I really couldn't leave this book alone today, I was glued to it. Honestly. NO I haven't read book 1, and I still didn't think that I have lost anything by it. Well, no excitement wise or edge of my seat wise.
A young girl, on her bike goes swimming, on the way back gets a flat tyre.
A man sees her struggling and is heading the way she is, maybe he could give her a lif ...more
This is the first book I have read from this author and it was so good I'm looking forward to reading more. This book is an awesome psychological thriller.
When Reeve was younger she was kidnapped and held captive for four years by a freak pedophile named Daryl Wayne Flint. By pure luck she was found when Flint was driving one day and had her in the trunk of his car. I'm not sure wh ...more
Moving onto "What Doesnt Kill Her" then (UK Title "Hunted") Reeve is enjoying a fairly normal life - more centred, not so on the edge, but still haunted by her past. When her ...more
Carla Norton seriously hit the ball out of the park with What Doesn't Kill Her. The multi narrator perspective was flawless, the suspense weaved throughout the story made this the most exciting suspenseful book I've read since Gone Girl. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Reeve's story, being a part of the investigation, and staying on the edge of my seat as I anxiously awaited answers. Highly enjoyed and recom ...more
She has worked long and hard to get past the things that were done to her for those years she was kept in a cellar. She is now 23 and going to school. She does have trust issues, but she's making friends and learning to live again.
Daryl Wayne Flint, the man who took her, is now in a psychiatric ward in lieu of prison because he was f ...more
First, let me say, this book was fantastic and I have it finished in just over 24 hours. This is the second book in the Reeve LeClaire series. I have not read the first book “The Edge of Normal” but, I sure will be now! That being said, I can tell you will not feel clueless about not having read the first book, the author, Carla Norton, does a very good job at letting you ...more
Firstly, can I say Wow!!! It's been a while since I've read a book that has made me feel like that.
I'd never heard of Carla Norton until I saw this book on NetGalley, I requested it on impulse and I'm so glad that I did. This is the second book in the Reeve LeClaire series, but it reads very easily as ...more
Sorry, I promise no more all caps. :)
My favorite part about this book was that it revealed more of Reeve's past (including how Flint found her, how she was kidnapped, and a little more about the trial) as well as Flint's past (how he grew up into a twisted monster.)
Milo Bender is pretty cool, but the book doesn't play on the old "establishment bad; outsiders good" trope. It recognizes that though some of the 'outsiders' are effective, the establishment works ...more
I grew up reading different mysteries and thrillers by authors such as Mary Higgins Clark and Sidney Sheldon and loved feeling that adrenaline rush with a really great story. This book definitely had my heart pounding and wanting more. I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next. Reeve’s character seemed so strong, especially considering everything she has gone through. Norton did a fabulous job of making Flint ...more
The majority of this story is the captor trying to abduct oth ...more
11 years after snatching 12 year old Reggie Leclaire, he is now plotting his escape from a secure Psychiatric Hospital ...with the help of his mother.
Flint is sadistic and obsessed with the number three. he taps his foot three time, repeats words three times and he gave me the chills.
Reggie, having changed her name to Reeve, is determined to help with the re-capture of her abductor and the events that follow are quite riveting. Norton keeps her reader ...more
I started off enjoying this book, but the more I read the more I disliked it. First off, I know this is a fiction book but it was just totally unbelievable. Reeve is supposed to have so much insight in to how Flint's mind works because he carved her up all those years ago? I don't think so. Just glad to be finished with this.
“What Doesn’t Kill Her’ is an exciting, edge of your seat thriller pitting Reeve, a broken woman, trapped in her past, against her attacker Flint, in this epic battle of predator vs. prey. Reeve will never be able to escape her past, nor forget the nightmares of torture, confinement, and sadism at the hands of her captor Flint. Etched into her skin are the scars; the constant reminders that what happened ...more
Carla Norton has brought us characters that seem as large as life and that are easy to care about (or hate with a passion, depending on which character it is.) Whilst reading this I felt my own pulse responding ...more
I read The Edge of Normal and loved reading it to the point I couldn't put it down. Carla seems to have that effect no matter what difficult themes she writes about.
Settle was baking hot, Reggie was stranded with nothing to do. Her best friend had gone on a family vacation. So, if Reggie wanted to go the lake for a swim, she would have to take matters in her own hands. Any kid with a bike would have done the same thing. After she swims in the lake she got her ...more
I love the character of Reeve-at the start of this sequel she is starting a new life in California but the love interest that was looking interesting at the end of the last book has come to nothing. She is a sur ...more
3.5 out of 5 stars
What Doesn't Kill Her is a fast paced read that keeps you hanging until the bitter end. I was so afraid for Reeve LeClaire the entire book, but I never grew to like her honestly. She was a hardass and not someone I could seem to like. I enjoyed the plot, location, but I did not become invested in the characters. It was a good read but not one I want to follow as a series.
Thank you NetGalley and St Martin's Press and Mi ...more
I haven't read any of the previous Norton thrillers, but now am curious to go back and explore the backstory. This is a fairly typical "ripped from the headlines" kidnapping thriller. The characters are well crafted and aside from Reeve being a pretty miraculously strong young woman- both physically and psychologically- are believable. They are totally black and white characters; you love them or hate them, with nothing in between. This is one thing ...more
I didn’t know what to expect when I started What Doesn't Kill Her by Carla Norton, but it certainly wasn’t the non-stop action, heart in your throat book that it turned out to be! I can honestly say I enjoyed everything about this book. It just seemed so “spot on” in every respect. It was well written, and able to convey the pain the heroine went through as a kidnap victim as well as the struggles she still was facing. At the same time, the reader ...more
Wow, just wow. This book left me on the edge of my seat and I don't say that often. Reggie now going by Reeve after a man kidnapped her and held her hostage for 4 years, is on the hunt for that same man after he escaped from the psych hospital. Pairing up with the FBI Agent who once worked her case she is in a hunt to find him, using all the information she knows of him.
Her kidnapper Fl ...more
When a shocking criminal case first hit headlines, Carla wedged herself between reporters and sketch artists to cover the trial. She later wrote PERFECT VICTIM with the prosecutor, and it made the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit reading list and became a #1 New York Times bestseller.
Carla's fiction is fueled by that true story. Reeve, her heroin ...more