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Review: I Will Make You Pay

I Will Make You Pay I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There are some books in this genre that piddle around until the end, which then amps up into a satisfying and shocking conclusion. However this manages to do the inverse.

The first 90% of the book is amazing. There are three narratives told - a woman being stalked, the private detective investigating the stalking, and the backstory of the stalker. As is common in this scenario, all three storylines converge as the story unfolds. The plotting, dialogue, and characters are well written.

However, the ending feels abrupt and leaves two large plot threads dangling. I don't want to get into spoiler territory, but they were two of the more interesting angles. It frustrated me enough to drop my entire rating a star. I would have preferred full resolution, or for the threads to not have been introduced at all.

I do still recommend this book, but with the caveat that you don't get too invested in two of the sub plots. I'll put small details under my disclosure to spare spoilers.

Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC.


Don't waste too much time worrying about what happened on Wednesdays in the past or why the "alarm charity" is significant. You'll just be disappointed (unless I missed something, which is possible since this was an uncorrected proof).

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