The different perspectives made the narrative shine.
I enjoyed the story. I wasn’t blown away by the plot itself, but I did enjoy the differing perspectives in which the story is told. This is what made this book stand out.
The writing I thought was nice and easy to read, it flowed, and because of the differing voices, the character development was really effective.
The stand out development was from the point of view of Luke. We could really get inside his mind and experience his harrowing plan unfold to devastating effect.
And because the different perspectives were so personal to each character, you didn’t always know who to believe!
As I say, the plot as a standalone isn’t the most original. Saying that, the opening premise of the book is, that hooked me in right away.
Finally, something I didn’t like was a moment where one of the characters has a realisation about an event in the book. The connection they make is almost impossible to make that connection. It made me say, “Oh come on, really!?”
All in all, a good read!
**** (3.8 stars)