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311 pages, Hardcover
First published June 12, 2018
Jar of Hearts is as much a character-driven story as it is plot-driven and you’ll be forgiven for thinking this was written by Stephen King because it has his signature all over.
First off, you should know there are no good guys in this story, I would even go as far as to say that most are completely irredeemable. That notwithstanding when you’re in the midst of rapist, murderers and serial killers, you may find yourself projecting absolution onto the character whom you deem less evil the thing is, they don't deserve it.
Secondly, Hillier is a master puppeteer and not until the twists are revealed will you then acknowledge that the clues were right there. After all,
“You see what you want to see, not what’s there.”
This is a story about the betrayal of friendship, obsessive love, and incomprehensible evil. Hillier will have you on tenterhooks from first to the last page and I loved every word of it.
This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who’s been searching for the truth all these years . . .
You also have the obsessive serial killer boyfriends, dead people killed in the most gruesome way, and a web of lies that’s going to come and grab you by the throat once revealed.