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Fractured - Catherine McKenzie Imagine going up this ridiculous incline for a roller coaster. All that anticipation and build up. You know the top is there, but it's so far away. And as you get closer and closer to the top, you just know the ride down is going to be awesome, right? With how long it has taken you to get there, all the promise of a wild ride.

And then ... A short little bloop and you're done.

That's how this book read for me. The jumping of timelines and perspectives, the hinting, foreshadowing. Playing coy with the end game. And then a very anticlimactic ending. For all the build up, I really expected some earth shattering reveal. Alas, it fell pretty short.

Maybe it would have felt bigger if I had cared about any of the characters enough to be invested in what happened to them. But I just didn't like them that much. Cindy was probably the most interesting character, followed by Heather. Julie and John and their little ... Fling? Meh.

I really wanted to like this more, and it did keep reading until the end, but I feel a little lead on.

*A free copy of this book was provided by the publisher/netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

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