My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book made me so angry at times I was a hair's breath away from quitting it. How can such seemingly intelligent people do such stupid things? Someone has run Alex and Isabel off the bridge to their tiny little island, of which they are the only winter residents. Then when Alex comes home from the hospital with all sorts of bruises and contusions and awakens from her medication induced sleep to find someone getting ready to rape and kill her while his partner down stairs is lighting a fire to burn down the house, does she, when rescued, grab her jammies and a toothbrush and get out of there? No, she takes a long, long shower and then takes more pain medication and is just about to lay down for a nap when someone with more sense snatches her up and drives her to safety.
Still, I liked the book and the characters and I will read more of this author. I just wish she could have come up with some more plausible reasons for being in such danger. Perhaps Alex could be frantically gathering her things up to leave and she could break a glass. Then tension could build as she plucks the glass out of a deep gash and then bandages her hand as time is slipping away instead of doing such reckless things and being her own worst enemy.
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