Kelly's story is actually quite terrifying - attacked whilst running alone, she then has the battle of returning to her former self, battered and bruised both inside and out, and Kathryn Pincus deals with this issue in a very sensitive manner. I did enjoy this novel, and I enjoyed the way the stories of the three main characters were told in alternating chapters, each putting their own perspective on events, however it did feel a little rushed in places - I perhaps would have enjoyed it more if it was a slightly longer novel, but not quite as pacey. I felt for Chad, a guy who tried to do the right thing, even though to most of us, what he did was the opposite of anything we would have done! He came across as very naive, and even a little simple in some places, which meant that he appeared as a very vulnerable character, which did make my heartstrings tug a little for him. Some of the characters could have been a little more fleshed out - I would have liked to have learnt a little bit more about Dan, but overall I really enjoyed the story, (it reminded me in places of early Mark Gimenez) and look forward to reading more by Kathryn Pincus.
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*I was kindly sent a copy by the publisher*
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