My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book has more than one theme and all of it are executed close to perfection. One thing I must say that many of us at the book club found especially thrilling was the editing. This is probably one of the very few books we will ever give a perfect 10. For example, "Are you sure Mr McCarthy?" is correct. For years, and years we have seen writers, authors and 'editors' misuse the comma before a person's name.
The main character is not easy to understand or connect with, at first. His decisions are questionable and the reader may sometimes catch himself saying, "I told you so" because he seems to charge first and think later. However, as he moves from one experience to another, the reader finds that Tray is misunderstood.
What he seeks, what he feels and where he wants to be in life is no different from any of us. My favourite scene was when he gives Sharon money and she turns it down. In that single moment, the reader realises he is where is because of circumstances and not because he wants to.
The dialogue and some narration was not my favourite part of the book. More often than necessary it was too abrupt and sometimes felt stiff. Maybe this was intended to further enhance Tray's bad boy image but it didn't work as well as I would have liked it too. Overall, this is a highly recommended book for any adult who likes thrillers.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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