A story of abduction, dark secrets, severe betrayal, abuse, addiction to pain killers , lies, violence, sexual “gene pool” and a flavor of oranges for pain.
I didn’t like that thriller. Too dark! But I am stubborn and like to finish whatever book I read. It will take a long time before I read Lisa Gardner again, if ever. I usually stay away from American series with too much violence. Had it been a TV film I would switch off my TV set to keep away from the history of that “perfect” Bostonian family. Dark, very dark story! A touch & go situation indeed! Moreover, I suspected the criminal by the middle of the book. I like to be taken for a ride in criminal enquiries.
Language: easy American English to read but a bit too plain for me. Her writing hasn’t got the fluidity of a Ken Follett, for instance.
I learned a new expression though: ” nose to the grindstone ” meaning hard at work.
That’s only my personal opinion. Some readers loved the book.