Another unfortunate victim of “if you loved Gone Girl” syndrome. I felt like this was very mild as far as thrillers go, which sounds crazy considering that this is the story of Tessa, the lone surviving Black-Eyed Susan who was dumped in a grave with other victims of a serial killer. As an adult, Tessa is unsure that the man scheduled to die for the crimes is the true killer and she seeks out legal help to exonerate the convicted man.
The chapters alternate from teenage Tessa, just after her assault, to adult Tessa, back on the hunt for the truth. I think this alternating chronology did a disservice to the plot, as I never felt very enmeshed in either story.
The suspense was pretty thin, as certain plot points seemed inevitable, and then unbelievable. I was skimming a great deal at the end, so perhaps there was more meat that I missed.
This is pretty sad as far as reviews go. It’s hard to review a thriller in the first place, because you don’t want to give anything away. When it’s a lackluster thriller, it’s even harder as I can’t muster up enough excitement about any of the plot points to try to entice you!