By: L.H. Stacey
“Does a killer’s blood run in the family?”
Lexi Jakes has been running from the past for almost her entire life. One day, her biological mother was murder. On her neck was a red scarf with a chess piece. This is Lexi’s worst nightmare, as it that is the trademark of serial killer, Peter Graves. Peter Graves is Lexi’s father. Now her life is in danger, along with her daughter’s life. Lexi will do anything to keep her daughter safe.
I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley, and this is my honest review.
I do not think this book was well written at all. The first chapter was so boring with all the useless words and metaphors, it barely made me want to continue reading. The first chapter also made me feel like the author was trying to outsmart the reader, but then all the chapters that come are not written like that, so it felt out of place. I was able to figure out the “who” very early on. The author was not clever is trying to trick the reader at all. Moreover, Lexi’s daughter is a two year old but talks like she’s 5 or more. Yes, I know that sometimes there are two year olds that can speak well, but it just felt not likely. I have two children, and I’ve been around children, so I know how *most* two year olds speak; and it definitely was not like how it was written in the book. It made me question the author and the editor for not catching that. As I was able to figure things out pretty quickly, there were no surprises for me; no twists and turns.
Unfortuntely, this wasn’t the book for me. But it might be for you. If you’d like to check it out, you can pre-order it here.