As a thriller, I guess this was fine. Rhiannon is a serial killer who deliberately puts herself in situations where she might get assaulted so she can use it as an excuse for murder.
While the first couple of chapters were fast-paced and very thrilling, it just didn’t hold up throughout the book.
I didn’t connect to any characters, so none of it felt like it mattered. A few of the things that happened such as her kidnapping of her school friend felt a little loose within the plot, not really tied to anything. Also, there is a strong sexual component to her murdering people which was uncomfortable to read.
I was also not a fan of the commentary that basically all a woman has to do to be assaulted is to walk alone – it feels like victim blaming, even if I’m sure the author didn’t mean it this way.
Finally, I was not a fan of the ending – I guess they wanted to leave it open because this probably has a sequel, but it felt incomplete and I am not at all interested in picking it up if it exists. I think I am mostly disappointed because this book came highly recommended, so I had pretty big expectations which were no met.