Top critical review
April 10, 2018
I really wanted to like this book. The premise, a serial killer of models, and the ending (which I will not reveal) wasn't new, but I thought in the hands of a good writer it could be exciting. I even thought that the book started off well, but it went downhill from there. For example, there is a confrontation scene in the book between Sharon, the cop, and Kelly, a suspect, that, had it been written for a comic book, would have fit right in. However, in a novel, it just came off as painfully comical, and not in a good way. There is also a side story in the book that is, at best, distracting and, at worst, useless because it does nothing to move the story along at all. As other reviewers have stated, the lack of knowledge of the most basic police work was missing. Just a quick view of any Law & Order episode should have given her a basic idea of how cops will handle a case. It really begs the question, was any research done at all in the writing of this book? The word that keeps coming back to me to describe the writing is 'sophomoric'. If a high school student had said they wrote this book, I would have said good job, but continue with your creative writing classes because I see a spark of, something, in the writing. Dana Moison seems earnest and I do see a spark of something in her writing, but I think she needs to take some creative writing classes. I would be willing to read another book by her, but, I would not be willing to again pay for it at this time.