*Received from NetGalley for honest feedback*
Release Date: Oct. 4, 2016
This was SO bad. Let me just start by explaining what this book is about. It’s a mystery story about a woman named Julia (pretty sure that’s her name..) who had always wanted to be a cop but opted to take over a small ballet academy in her hometown because her mother has developed dementia and is no longer capable of running the studio. One night a close friend of hers swerves off the road into a lake and while it’s been dubbed an ‘accident’, Julia feels like there’s something more to it.
Let me just start by saying that I gave this 2 stars, and even then I think I’m being generous because wow was this ever cliched. I knew who the murderer was the moment I met them and jeez louis talk about villainesque sounding characters, every time the murderer’s POV showed up all I wanted to do was bang my head because all I wanted to say was, LET ME SHOW YOU HOW GOOD BAD GUYS DO IT OKAY?
And the protagonist, Julia, while she wasn’t the worst written character in history, she was flat and predictable right down to the dialogue. That goes the same for the rest of the characters that show up, and some parts just seemed to drag on and on and things happened out of convenience and it was just…yeah. A badly written story. I cared about no one and nothing and the only reason I didn’t put it down was because I thought MAYBE the ending wouldn’t be what I thought I knew it would be. I was wrong as I was right.
This really sucked for me because it had a solid mystery plot thread and it could have been a GOOD book… but it wasn’t and that was pretty disappointing.
Oh, and I’m not even going to talk about the romance because just don’t… please don’t.
That’s literally all I have to say about this book without getting repetitive.