Sunday, 16 August 2015
What Doesn't Kill Her (Reeve LeClaire #2) by Carla Norton
From the acclaimed author of The Edge of Normal, a riveting new thriller in which the heroine must confront her former tormentor who has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane
Reeve LeClaire is a college student, dammit, not Daryl Wayne Flint’s victim. Not anymore—not when Reeve is finally recovering a life of her own after four years of captivity.
Flint is safely locked up in Olshaker Psychiatric Hospital, where he belongs. He is walking the grounds of the forensic unit, performing his strange but apparently harmless rituals. It seems that he is still suffering the effects of the head injury he suffered in the car crash that freed Reeve seven years ago. Post-concussive syndrome, they call it.
For all that Flint seems like a model patient, he has long been planning his next move. When the moment arrives, he gets clean away from the hospital before the alarm even sounds. And Reeve is shocked out of her new life by her worst nightmare: Her kidnapper has escaped.
Less than 24 hours later, Flint kills someone from his past--and Reeve's blocked memories jolt back into consciousness. As much as she would like to forget him, she knows this criminal better than anyone else. When Flint evades capture, baffling authorities and leaving a bloody trail from the psychiatric lock-up to the forests of Washington state, Reeve suddenly realizes that she is the only one who can stop him.
Reeve is an irresistibly brave and believable heroine in Carla Norton's heart-stopping new thriller about a young woman who learns to fight back.
This book is also know as Hunted.
My thanks to the Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunty to read this in exchange for an honest review. A huge 5 stars or 10/10 from me. Thanks to Carla Norton for letting us into their world.
Firstly, can I say Wow!!! It's been a while since I've read a book that has made me feel like that.
I'd never heard of Carla Norton until I saw this book on NetGalley, I requested it on impulse and I'm so glad that I did. This is the second book in the Reeve LeClaire series, but it reads very easily as a standalone. However, having said that, I have requested the first one from the Library purely due to having loved this one so much and I need to find out what happened previously.
I was gripped from the start until the very end. I was on the roller coaster and couldn't get off, I just had to find out what happened and rattled my way through this one very quickly.
Reggie LeClaire has now taken on a new name in order to try to put behind her what had happened to her when she was a young teen. Now known as Reeve she is a college student and no longer the once captive victim of Daryl Wayne Flint. Flint is a resident in a hospital for the criminally insane. However, her life is about to turn upside down and memories that had been banished come to the fore as Flint escapes and she becomes obsessed with him, as she feels that she can help the authorities find him. She feels that having been his victim in the past, that she can second guess what he will do, that she has insight into his mind.
To find out if Reeve can help find Flint, you need to read this thriller. But, more importantly than finding that out, you just need to read this thriller as it's very very clever and will draw you in. It's very well written and easy to read the smaller chapters make you want to keep reading just one more and one more. You will feel that you are one of the characters as you read this, as that's how I felt it was as if I was there and I was experiencing all that they were going through.
This one will stay with me for some time. Read it please.