I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Every person has a story to tell. Some may be sweet with a happily ever after, but there are others that end in tragedy. Mine has yet to be finished.My name is Elizabeth Kingston and this is where my story begins.I never thought my life could be so perfect. I have an amazing job owning my own bakery, and a wonderful husband who I love and who loves me back. Never once did I have to worry about anything, at least, not until the texts started coming in. They always begin the same way … numbers that spell my nickname when read upside down.31773It’s someone from my past, only they won’t to tell me who they are, but that by talking to them, I’ll figure it out. It’s a game I refuse to play. Unfortunately, I’m left with no choice when things begin to take a dangerous turn.His name is Anonymous and there’s only one thing he wants … ME.
I really really wanted to like this story…..eeek, you know it’s not going to be glowing but here goes….
The premise of Anonymous was pretty good, which is why I requested the book. And the initial set up as I began reading felt good too, but too soon, way too soon I guessed the ending. That’s right, essentially from the very very very beginning I guessed. I felt frustrated because Ally and Jake couldn’t see what was going on which made me cranky throughout the book.
Jake and Ally are married in the story. That’s fine, but I love romance stories and this one was already established. There was no slow burn or hurdle that drove them apart where I could root for them to get back together. They were always together.
I think the other problem besides guessing the ending for me was the lack of research that went into this. I am no police officer but I know that the official witness protection program is not what was in this book. And I like loose ends tied up a lot more than this – there were only so many leaps of faith I could take without follow through.
In the end the idea was good, but it was obvious to me what was going on the whole time so the execution fell short. The writing itself was fine, but since the romance was already established I didn’t have a strong attachment to any of the characters.
Yes, I read this book pretty quickly. I’d really probably recommend skipping as there are many other thrillers out there that are a little bit more complex, researched and thought through that also have a romantic element in them.
Good luck and happy reading!
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