Author: Hannah Jayne
Published: July 5, 2016
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 3 stars
When her father is accused of being a serial killer, Bex becomes the ultimate bait in this game of cat and mouse
Bex is ready to start a new life in foster care. There, she won’t be known as a serial killer’s daughter. Though her father was never tried for the murders attributed to “The Wife Collector,” he disappeared after questioning. And Bex struggles with the guilt that she provided the circumstantial evidence that convicted him in the public’s perception—and drove him to abandon her.
But when a body turns up in her new hometown, all signs point to the Wife Collector. Bex’s old life isn’t ready to let her go. The police want to use Bex to lure in her father. But is she baiting a serial killer or endangering an innocent man?
I hate to say it, but I was kinda disappointed by this book. I was intrigued by the cover and the synopsis, but it just didn’t deliver. Most of the book, it felt like nothing was happening. And then when something finally did happen, it was predictable. I will say that it was easy to read and there were portions that showed a glimmer of hope that maybe there would be a good twist . . . But then nothing continued to happen. And if I read one more book with an idiot teen who refuses to do the obviously smart thing, I’m gonna chuck the book across the room. Half the story would have been resolved if she had just been honest with the police and quit thinking about only herself.
I also didn’t like how Jayne seemed so down on Nag’s Head and the Outer Banks. I happen to love the Outer Banks and the idea that having companies and stores to accommodate tourists, the main source of income for the area, is somehow a detriment, shows such immaturity. I wish I could say better things, but I really can’t. And I can’t really recommend this to anybody. I’m glad I read it, but I don’t think I’ll be picking up anymore of Jayne’s books.