Thursday, July 7, 2011
The First Victim
I received this free through NetGalley!
She was like all the other victims. Naked, flawed, helpless...
Fifteen years ago, Emily Wright barely escaped from a serial killer dubbed the Baby Doll Strangler. She wants nothing to do with the small town where she was abducted, but when her father is hospitalized she reluctantly returns home to care for her teenage sister.
When her sister's friend is killed and left in front of Emily's house, Emily begins to relive the nightmare she endured long ago. Soon she realizes that her sister, too, is in danger from the killer—and the only person who can help is the man Emily left behind: Deputy Bailey O'Neil. Together, Emily and Bailey must discover the killer's identity before he claims his next victim...
What I thought:
Wow...this book made me double check the locks on my three year old's bedroom window. Seriously. It freaked me out. It was well written with a hellacious amount of suspense and thrill. I have seen on several other reviews that they had a problem with Emily being described as strong but her actions proved otherwise and I have to disagree. The fact that she was able to reason through the ordeal and come out on the other side says a lot about her. Usually, in those types of situations, it's so easy to forget what you're supposed to do. She never lost sight of that. She always had in her head the logistics of it all. Kuddos to her for not wanting to be another victim.
Also, what a tangled web we weave! I have to say, without adding too many spoilers that if I knew the person responsible had anything to do with my romantic interest--I wouldn't want to have anything to do with him...given the fact that the apple never falls too far from the tree, in some cases.