Jenny didn’t want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and the only way she can protect herself is by moving as far away from her hometown as possible and staying out of trouble.
But even after she moves, Jenny still gets the itch. The itch to light a match and then watch it burn.
It’s something she hasn’t been able to stop, ever since an accident years ago. Now, in a new town, Jenny has the strange feeling that someone is watching her every move. Will her arsonist ways be exposed? Or is the burning truth deep inside her a greater danger?
Rating: 3.25 stars
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.
This is a harder one to really put my feelings into words for. I’d say for about the first 40%, I was really bored. I honestly considered giving up on this and just marking it as a DNF. But, I held out, and it did pick up, so I’m glad I did.
Right from the beginning I was excited to have a main character who is one of the bad guys. There is a lot going on here, so she’s definitely not the only bad guy, but she’s certainly not who I would call the hero of the story. Actually, looking back on it, I don’t think that there evenis a hero in this story. I don’t see this often, and I felt like the author could do a lot with it. I think it turned out OK, but I was expecting more.
The overall “plot twist” was one I saw coming from about the 50% mark, when things had finally started to get good. I mostly decided to keep reading this one because I wanted to find out if my guess was right or not. We’ve got these two big plot lines that don’t really have anything to do with each other, and that makes for a pretty interesting experience. On one hand, we’ve got Jenny itching to start basically anything flammable on fire, and then we’ve got someone running around killing people. It made for a fun time trying to figure out how everything was going to tie together, but the reveal wasn’t really shocking for me.
The characters were interesting enough, but there were some small story lines here and there that kind of came and went but didn’t get resolved. I wasn’t a fan of the writing style whatsoever in the beginning, but after a while I got used to it.
Overall, I don’t hate it, and I don’t love it. It was a fun read, but it didn’t quite quench the thirst for a suspenseful mystery, in my opinion.