Susan Leutheuser – “I read your book right away, and very quickly I might add. It is so full of suspense that I really didn’t want to put it down.”
Cathy Chism – “Do I Know You” A real page turner; this is the real deal! Having grown up in Seattle and as well as travel the beautiful Oregon coast; loved the back drop. It’s been a long time since I have read such a great book. Loved how the puzzle pieces slowly came into place. Girl friends, you know what your getting for your birthday this year!!!!! I can hardly wait for another wonderful book from CJ Vermote!
Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.
This book is eerie from the start and filled with menace and foreboding. It is reminiscent of the 1960’s thriller Wait Until Dark or a Hitchcock film.
Sara is an unbelievably naive heiress who has not had the benefit of enough legal counsel before she encounters Rob, a man she first knew from her childhood. Rob is driven and devious. His motivation feels like revenge throughout the book; I kept expecting some revelations that would expose the historic tie between Sara and Rob that expose his motivation for his actions, but I did not get that satisfaction.
This debut novel is rich. The characters, albeit somewhat unbelievable, were well developed. The premise of the story is good. I found the beginning half of the story to be a little slow, but the pace improved in the second half of the book. The dialogue felt a bit contrived. The suspense built into the book made it a page turner. The building tension will have readers hooked. I’m looking forward to more from this author.