BookLife Prize – 2021
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 7.00 out of 10
Plot: In the gripping fourth installment of the Kate Pomeroy series, Watkins does a fine job of pulling off a multi-tiered plot while not losing readers. Following the shooting of her close friend, Jeremy, Kate finds herself at the mercy and hands of law enforcement, in a foreign country no less, as she realizes she too is still in danger, and questions who she can trust.
Prose: Watkins uses many perspectives to her advantage and never bores readers. Although there is often a quick shift between characters, it never gets confusing or overwhelming.
Originality: Watkins puts a fresh spin on thriller tropes in a way that keeps readers guessing until the very end.
Character/Execution: Whether readers have read the first books in the series, the titular heroine emerges as capable, complex, and endearing.
Blurb: This is a thrilling read for fans of mystery and suspense.
Date Submitted: August 21, 2021