This book had me from the beginning. Katrina lets a hitchhiker into her car and it turns out to be a disaster. She later finds out he's a teacher at the same school where she is teaching. Things get pretty tense between them and conflict ensues.
Then Katrina meets mystery man Jack. He's seems too good to be true. He's sweet, caring, and becomes her rock. He even gets her out of her little white lie. When they decide to host a party everything that was going so well suddenly collapses around them. Jack kills a man in self defense but someone in the woods saw what happened.
Katrina has to decide whether to help Jack or to go to the police. Everything that happens afterwards is simply a spiral from this event. The book is filled with action, suspense, and a little romance. It kept me turning pages in anticipation until the end. The end had a surprising twist that I did not see coming.
While the book was overall very good, there were a few points that I had trouble with. Most of them are because I am a teacher and a few things didn't jive. The teachers at the school where they work apparently go back to school the same day the students do. This would never happen because teachers need time to prepare for the school year. Also, Zach is 22 years old and apparently a veteran teacher. I was one of the youngest people in my class at school and I started my first year teaching at age 22. Then after all the trouble Katrina has she is still allowed to go on teaching. It's just a few details that didn't work for me and detracted from the story.
Katrina starts out in the book seemingly strong and them turns into a pushover in the book. I'm glad that by the time we reached the end of the book she got her strong will back. This is a book I'd recommend to anyone who like suspense novels or thrillers.
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.
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