Twisted

Twisted Book Cover Twisted
Hannah Jayne
Juvenile Fiction
Sourcebooks Fire
July 1, 2016
256

Bex is ready to start a new life in foster care. There, she won't be known as a serial killer's daughter. Though her father was never tried for the murders attributed to "The Wife Collector," he disappeared after questioning. And Bex struggles with the guilt that she provided the circumstantial evidence that convicted him in the public's perception-and drove him to abandon her. But when a body turns up in her new hometown, all signs point to the Wife Collector. Bex's old life isn't ready to let her go. The police want to use Bex to lure in her father. But is she baiting a serial killer or endangering an innocent man?

 

Review:

“Twisted” fell far short of my expectations.

I had really high hopes for the book.  The daughter of a serial killer who is being stalked?  Yes, please.  Unfortunately, it read more like a somewhat poorly done script for a syfy horror movie.  Bex and the other characters fell completely flat, and there were quite a few inconsistencies in the story.  Don’t even get me started on the amount of stupid in the main character’s decisions.  I know all of this is typical of a low-budget horror movie, but books allow for development.  It would have been nice to see the author use it.

I wish I could recommend “Twisted.”  The premise was really promising, and I hope to see the author come up with another one that delivers more fully.

This honest review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.

 

Content Warning:

Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence

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