Rating: 3 stars
Series: Fairfax #2
Although this is technically the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. The only connection between the books is the setting.
Victoria was in a mental hospital. Some of her memory was missing. How long she had been there and why she was there was a mystery. It was one Victoria wanted to figure out. The few things people did tell her about the past weren’t believable. One day she had a new visitor. The man said he knew her well, but she didn’t remember him at all. It was then when she realized a lot more happened than people were letting on.
Most of this book was really good. Pieces of her memory began to return, so some things were finally making make sense. Other things were going on that didn’t seem quite right. It was hard to tell if they were really happening or if Victoria was hallucinating. Her memories revealed an abusive relationship. This part of the story was handled well. The abuse began slowly and was done in a way that made ripped her life apart while making her appear to be the unstable one to the rest of the world.
I gave this 3 stars instead of 4 because of the ending. It did make sense, and I had only predicted part of it. The unpredictable part reminded me of the unbelievably wacky things that happen in soap operas. It was OTT and too dramatic. I had been expecting something slightly more realistic. Regardless of the end, it was still worth reading.
I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.