Thanks to Bookouture via NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Though I hadn’t read the first to novels in this series, I had great hopes for this book based on the description and the positive reviews. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectations. While the basic plot was intriguing – plotting the parents of two kidnapped girls against each other in order to secure the highest ransom – it lacked any real psychological twist and sense of suspense that could have made it great. The characters were a bit flat and predictable. There was another story about a young man killed trying to escape a gang that also ran throughout the book. Aside from the character of an annoying reporter, I’m not sure that the two stories were relevant enough to benefit from one another. And I thought the ending of the secondary story was very disappointing.
Though this was a very fast read, and I appreciate the chance to read this book, I don’t think this series is one I will return to.
My review: 2 stars