New York Times Bestseller Christina Dodd continues her Cape Charade suspense series with WHAT DOESN'T KILL HER, the second full-length thriller, a tale filled with humor, pathos ... and a healthy dollop of terror.
The blurb for this one sounds exciting and certainly caught my interest. Full disclosure - I read the first book in this series and had less than stellar feelings about it. Nevertheless, I gave this second book a try, and quickly found that my initial reactions hadn't changed. At its core, this could be a truly gripping story, but it just goes way too far, and too many things border on the ridiculous. And I still don't understand the way characters are introduced. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a result of Kellen's coma or the fact that she's former military, but giving what is essentially a list of vital statistics with each new character only served to be an irritation. Then we have dialogue that seems like so much filler rather than leading to anything important, abrupt point of view changes, and a rather disappointing reveal of Kellen's memories, especially after so much build up. This book has received some rave reviews, and I realize that I'm in the minority here, but it is what it is. Whether it's the over the top story or the writing style, this series is clearly not for me.
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