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Jess Penhallow | 53 comments This book annoyed me for many reasons. The plot was not believable and, in my opinion, promoted unhealthy relationships and actions. The characters were not likeable. I am fine with unlikeable characters. I actually enjoy when a character is just truly nasty. But the characters in this book seemed like they were getting a pass for their terrible actions and that I do not enjoy. I can't rant much more without going into spoilers so if you want to know the (very spoilery) awful things that the characters do you can read them below.

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This book was trying to be Gone Girl but failed in making its characters awful in an interesting way rather than just awful in an awful way. It only gains a second star for the structure. It's chapters alternate between POVs and from before and after Mia is found. This was novel and a good way to build tension. If only the story it was telling warranted this style.

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Joi (missjoious) | 3782 comments Oh no!
I guess I read a lot of books with unlikable characters because it doesn't seem to bother me much anymore. I think a lot (most?) psychological thrillers these days have very unlikable characters doing bad, and ill-motivated things. I enjoyed the suspense aspect of this.

Mary Kubica's books all seem to get super varied reviews.

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Susie | 4488 comments They do don't they Joi? It has always put me off.

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