Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Review: Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

by Catherine McKenzie

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 360
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who’s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, The Murder Game. Since Julie doesn’t know anyone in her new town, when she meets her neighbor John Dunbar, their instant connection brings measured hope for a new beginning. But she never imagines that a simple, benign conversation with him could set her life spinning so far off course.

After a series of misunderstandings, Julie and her family become the target of increasingly unsettling harassment. Has Julie’s stalker found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly.

Kritters Thoughts:  Julie Prentice moves her husband and twins to a new state to start over after an interesting situation with a stalker, but will this new neighborhood be the right move?

I call these book post it note books.  The ones where you need a post it note to keep track of all the characters!  With about four main families with husband, wife and kids, it took a post it note to make sure I kept them all together with their professions and such.  I don't mind it if it helps me keep the large cast together and in this case it was definitely a must.  

There were almost two storylines going on at the same time.  The current storyline takes place in court as something has happened in the neighborhood, but the reader doesn't know exactly what.  The other storyline goes into the past when Julie first moves into the neighborhood and moves towards the present as she has encounter after encounter with the neighbors both positive and negative.  

I liked being kept out of the loop as to the reason of the court case.  It made me question all of the neighbors and why there could be a case.  I may have had a few guesses and parts of my guesses were right, but parts were so off!  

If you are a fan of neighborhood dramas like I am, they are like an amped up family drama then this should be your next read.  I have read almost all of Catherine McKenzie's books and they are all unique and different and I love that her novels are all over the place in terms of plot, but they are all so good!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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