Well, I am sad to say that this book didn't work for me. I was very excited to start it and LOVED the gorgeous cover but I didn't enjoy this story. It was very dream-like and that's fine if I am invested in the main character but Karen didn't come alive for me. She was very bland and slightly annoying and though she tried to come across as a bad ass bitch she ran screaming to the menfolk whenever something scary occurred and that was annoying. Many people love and adore this story but I had some issues that I cannot ignore. Here are a few of them:
*An unclear timeline. Someone's lover dies (goes missing?) 6 months previous and this someone later says he's been trying to have sexy times with another guy for the past 6 months. WTF? That makes you a creepy jerk with no loyalty or feelings!
*Unrealistic and sometimes cringy dialogue. "Don't flatter yourself bi-boy" #NoJustNo
*Inconsistent characterization. One character is described as the quickest to laugh and 4 pages later he's a "gloomy Gus". Make Up Your Mind.
*It wasn't scary (to me).
*There was too much tedious telling and not enough showing.
*A lack of well done atmosphere. I should've felt a chill but I didn't.
*A character states animals do not have feelings. Screw you, Rory! Animals do too have feelings #SorryNotSorry
I'm giving it two stars because the dog Dusty lives. And you can yell at me for revealing that but if you are a dog person you NEED to know!
I wish I could write a positive review but I have to be honest.