I’ve read a couple of books by Carrie Stuart Parks before but this one was totally different. A psychological thriller for sure! The main character Murphy is really messed up. She has experienced terrible things that put her in an asylum of her own will. When the story begins she is out and hiding from a killer that is after her. She changes her identity and appearance to better keep him at bay. Suffice it to say there were so many twists and turns during the story that I got confused a few times. There were bits of WWII included as well as plenty of dead bodies that seemed totally unrelated. How did they connect, or did they? It seemed that nearly everyone Murphy came in contact with wound up dead or injured. There is no way I would have ever figured out the ending. It was bizarre at best. Do not cheat and skip to the ending! Don’t you like surprises, because there is plenty in this novel.
I like the fact that the author has criminal police experience and is a forensic artist. That really adds authenticity to the story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the Fiction Guild but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise.