What Doesn’t Kill Her (Reeve LeClaire #2)
Reeve LeClaire is a college student, dammit, not Daryl Wayne Flint’s victim. Not anymore—not when Reeve is finally recovering a life of her own after four years of captivity.
Flint is safely locked up in Olshaker Psychiatric Hospital, where he belongs. He is walking the grounds of the forensic unit, performing his strange but apparently harmless rituals. It seems that he is still suffering the effects of the head injury he suffered in the car crash that freed Reeve seven years ago. Post-concussive syndrome, they call it.
For all that Flint seems like a model patient, he has long been planning his next move. When the moment arrives, he gets clean away from the hospital before the alarm even sounds. And Reeve is shocked out of her new life by her worst nightmare: Her kidnapper has escaped.
Less than 24 hours later, Flint kills someone from his past–and Reeve’s blocked memories jolt back into consciousness. As much as she would like to forget him, she knows this criminal better than anyone else. When Flint evades capture, baffling authorities and leaving a bloody trail from the psychiatric lock-up to the forests of Washington state, Reeve suddenly realizes that she is the only one who can stop him.
Reeve is an irresistibly brave and believable heroine in Carla Norton’s heart-stopping new thriller about a young woman who learns to fight back.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a really terrifying, edge of your seat kind of book. If you are bored with thrillers that claim they will keep you up at night and then disappoint, this is a book you should read. It has been a long time since I was excited and frightened at the same time to turn to the next page.
Carla Norton has brought us characters that seem as large as life and that are easy to care about (or hate with a passion, depending on which character it is.) Whilst reading this I felt my own pulse responding to the fear factors and yelling out loud at the characters to run! Hide! (Don’t read this book around others if you want people to think you are well adjusted.)
From the very first chapter this is a novel that will take you to unexpected places and thrill you. I never found myself obsessing over the percentage on my kindle…surely a sign of a great book.
The only gripe I had throughout the whole thing, is that the main character at times seemed to jump to conclusions about things a bit quicker than I would have expected.
My favourite character was bender. He is tough, intelligent and the kind of guy that you can’t help but love from the start.
I think this would be an awesome book for a book club or other group reading as there is so much in it that could be discussed later on. I’m hoping for a sequel.
Go. Read it. You won’t be sorry you did.
This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher and provided through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.