Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It has its problems, but it gets the elusive four stars for the following reasons:
I really, really enjoyed it.
The ending drove me crazy but was actually sort of brilliant. I'm still thinking, trying to find clues and untangle what happened.
It was honestly really well done. I can't blame Jenna because I couldn't help but fall in love with Mr. Anderson too.
I finished it desperately wanting a sequel even though I know there could never be a good one.
My main problems were:
Occasional passages made no sense, but considering how it's being told I can forgive that (and some odd tenses).
Her parents never really made any sense to me. The father more so than the mother- I honestly just don't get it. I wish we knew more about them and whether Jenna's skewing what's really going on.
Danielle was frustrating. I wouldn't be surprised if the author wanted to leave room for a book for her.
Overall, very well done. I don't know if I can recommend it, but I liked it more than I've liked a book in a long time.
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