After three chapters I took a break, did some laundry, cleaned the kitchen, and then it dawned on me. This is what I learned in the first few pages.
I met our heroine. I learned what she did (occupation), what she thought of herself (inner thoughts), what others thought of her, what she’s afraid of and what motivates her. Wow! All that within the first few pages. This is a perfect example of what writers need to accomplish to not only engage the reader, but keep the pages turning.
This book is a psychological thriller, a definite page turner, but the difference between so many other books is that I’m emotionally engaged with Smoky, the main character. I hurt for her, cheer for her, and during one scene I teared up. I don’t recall that happening while reading a serial killer novel before.
I’m over half way through this book. In fact, I’m done blogging now so I can go read. What can I say?
Until Next Time…