Hello everyone and Happy Valentines Day!! Hugs and love to everyone!! I don't much give into the hype of Valentine's Day because I think that we should love each other everyday and not just because of some commercialized holiday. On that note though, I am a sucker for a good book that has romance or love in it. Even if it is strained and possibly broken. So anyways, onto my review!!
- Publisher: Walker & Company
- Publication date: 2/4/2014
- Source: eARC provided by the publisher for review
Nobody really believes in a curse. Until you know the people who disappear. Too much coincidence, you look for reason. Too much death, you grasp for something to blame. Carson pulled Delaney out and he died on the side of the road with her mouth pressed to his. Her air in his body. Troy. She told the cops it was suicide. Didn't matter. The lake released her and grabbed another. But when Decker's father dies in a pool of spilled water on their kitchen floor, all Decker can feel is a slow burning rage. Because he knows that Delaney knew that his dad was going to die. She knew and backed out of his house and never said a word. Falcon Lake still has a hold on them both, and Decker can't forgive Delaney until he knows why.
I enjoyed Fracture, so of course I was going to want to read this as soon as I could!! I am also a huge fan of male POV's and I really loved being in Decker's head. After the events that took place in the first book, and by this synopsis, I knew things were going to be intense. It sure took me on a ride! I kind of knew what was coming, but there were a few surprises thrown in that I didn't catch. Even with some of the characters driving me nuts, I still really liked this one.
Decker goes through a lot in this. I already really liked him from the first book, so it was nice to be in his head and really get to know him. He is still struggling with what happened to Delaney, his friend, and then on top of that, his father. Add on the betrayal he feels from the girl he loves and he is a total wreck. He has a lot of anger. It was definitely tough being in his head when he felt so much pain and anger toward everything, but it also gave me a sense of who he really is. When more weird things keep happening, he doesn't know if it's truly a curse, or if everyone is letting their imaginations getting the best of them. He also struggles with being beyond mad at Delaney, to knowing that he loves her and wants to be with her at the same time. He wants to forgive her, but doesn't know how. It was a war with himself, while trying to figure out what is going on in their town and if someone is after him or Delaney, or both.
Delaney is one tough chick. I already knew that, but she really proves it more in this. She obviously loves Decker, but she puts up a good front of trying to not show the hurt of him not even being able to look at her, of being flat out mean, and of not wanting anything to do with her. She did what she though was right, and is now facing the consequences. She also feels like no matter what she does, or tries to help, she is always making the wrong decision. Through everything that is going on, she doesn't let herself break. She doesn't show weakness. The worse things get, the tougher she needs to be, and she is. I loved that she let Decker know that he couldn't treat her the way he is and was honest about how she was feeling, but she still stood strong.
There is a lot of anger in this book. Not just from Decker, but from the whole group of friends. They are all tense and paranoid. Janna was just annoyingly mean and hateful. It was like they were all falling apart and turning on each other, when really, they need each other more than anything. I did feel that some bits dragged on more than necessary, but in general this was a well crafted story. It was intense, emotional, and had just enough mystery and creepiness. I really enjoy this authors books and will continue to read her books as long as she writes them!