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Started out with an intriguing premise but I thought the entire 'aura' aspect of the book was totally irrelevant, just a gimmick that had no purpose except to pique the reader's curiosity and give you a false sense of character uniqueness. The story held my attention until around the 80% mark. When the villain and the motive are revealed, what follows is a rehashed blueprint of a zillion other stories; just change the names and cut and paste. Such a let down. Was waiting for a twist but there wasn't one.
Coming out of coma, Annalise Becker cannot recall the circumstances of her accident. Mysterious happenings surround her awakening as well as her past. Then a serial killer with no qualms latches onto her predicament. Throw in a sister who is hiding something, suspicious policemen, a devious boyfriend and accelerating events and you have a spell-binding thriller which will have you out-guessing yourself. An action-packed mystery with a neat surprise which will keep you reading.
Let me get this out of the way first – the title of the book has absolutely nothing to do with the plot. A girl has an accident (which may or may not have been an accident) and when she comes out of her coma a year later, she can see auras around people. Fair enough. Except that’s all that happens. She gets a basic sense of what auras might mean, amd uses it for anything significant, it never has an impact on the plot – so why bother? Because there IS a plot, and there is some twisting of events. Now the girl is one of the heroine idiots who blunders into things, who has runs of luck that if taken to a lottery sales point or a racetrack would make her rich. On the other hand, the people around her aren’t much better, so the reality/believability bar is set pretty low. In spite of that, there are moments when this is great fun and I was truly surprised and that doesn’t happen often.
An engaging read. Knowing people who have been in comas for a long while, it is interesting to read stories including this experience. I like the way Richard wove the threads of the story enticing the reader to conclude that once character was responsible for the actions and then BAM a twist.. Well done Richard, kept me guessing... I look forward to reading more of your writing.
This is an interesting premise. After an accident Annalise awake from a coma with little memory. Something bad has happened as there is a guard outside her door and no one will talk to her. She has a new skill, the ability to sense someone's aura. She will need to use this to get to the truth.
Well written and fast paced, this was a cracking read.
This is a great book. I loved it very much. The twist towards the end is surprising to say the least. I was not expecting it. I read this in one sitting! I enjoyed the parts where she could see people's auras. Fascinating.