Publisher: Random House Publishing
Page Count: 306 pages (US Hardcover edition)
Source: A copy of the book was provided from the publisher in return an honest review.
Some choices change everything. Scarlett chose to run. And the consequences will be deadly.
Stolen from her family as a young girl, Scarlett was lucky enough to eventually escape her captor. Now a teen, she’s starting a summer job at an amusement park. There are cute boys, new friends, and the chance to finally have a normal life.
Her first day on the job, Scarlett is shocked to discover that a girl from the park has gone missing. Old memories come rushing back. And now as she meets her new coworkers, one of the girls seems strangely familiar. When Scarlett chose to run all those years ago, what did she set into motion? And when push comes to shove, how far will she go to uncover the truth . . . before it’s too late? (Summary provided by Goodreads.com)
When Random House reached out to me and asked if I could review this book I was ecstatic. The premise of this book is so intriguing; When Scarlett was a child, she was kidnapped, years later she escaped her captor and just wants a normal life. On her first day at her new job, a girl is kidnapped and her past comes rushing back, right at the time when she is trying to forget that time of her life.
Unfortunately, this book is probably the most disappointing book I’ve read this year. I give it somewhere between 1 and 2 stars.
This book is categorized as a thriller. Which I don’t really understand because I didn’t find this novel thrilling at all. Actually, it is one of the most dry and dull things I have ever read.
Another big problem I had was Scarlett. In a good thriller story the author generally wants the main character to be rooted for, which didn’t happen with me in this reading experience. Every other page I wanted to CHOKE Scarlett. She was so moody and her actions seemed to have no purpose.
After finishing this book, I still don’t know what kind of character Scarlett is. While reading this, she seemed to be 10 different people based on her actions and emotions which made me strongly dislike this book and I’m almost angry that I wasted my time on reading this.
Actually, I change my mind. This is a 1 star book for me.
Star rating: 1 out of 5 stars