Thursday, 7 August 2014

Review: Look Behind You

Look Behind You by Sibel Hodge
Title: Look Behind You
Series: none
Author: Sibel Hodge
Published: Patchwork Press; 2014
243 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 2 stars

Chloe Benson wakes up kidnapped and bound in an underground tomb with no memory of how she got there. She escapes through deserted woods with her life, but no one believes her story. And when she suspects her husband is lying to her, Chloe is forced to retrace her past, following in her own footsteps to find the truth and stay alive.

But who is following Chloe?

Look Behind You. You never know who’s out there.

My Thoughts:
Look Behind You is one of those books that have left me feeling a little torn in two. There isn't much I can think of to say about it really. There wasn't anything extraordinarily bad to comment on but there wasn't anything that was all that good either. I think that it could simply be one of those books that in the right hands this might be right up someone's alley, that person just isn't me.

The characters were... alright. I mean there isn't much more I can say about them. Our protagonist, Chloe Benson, was just your average woman. She didn't have any unique qualities but she wasn't "bad" at the same time. Her strength and determination was admirable but her tendency to rabbit on and on about her issues to anyone with ears was a little irritating. Also she was a bit unreasonable at times. She blamed the police detectives for not taking her seriously but her claims were a little outlandish, especially for someone with a mental illness history. Liam was a whole other story but I'll leave at that to avoid any spoilers.

The plot was somewhat suspenseful but didn't quite manage to captivate me. It had a good foundation and I liked the effort taken to create a lot of foreshadowed drama. I got bored though. It needed something a little extra for it to be a real mysterious mystery. In the end it was rather predicable and a tad too dull.

Overall, there isn't much to say about this. A decent read but a little lacking. It was a good introduction to the author's work and I won't hesitate to pick up any of her new books that tickle my fancy.

Note: a copy was provided courtesy of Sibel Hodge and Patchwork Press, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was given or taken during this process.

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