What could have been a good story was overwhelmed and overshadowed by the author’s need to use italics at every opportunity and HOW ABOUT SOME ALL CAPS TO EMPHASIZE THE OBVIOUSLY HORRIFYING SITUATION. I felt like I was reading an angry email. Since apparently that isn’t distracting enough why not throw several glaring coincidences into the mix?
The story was really creepy but it would have been much, much scarier without these flaws. These are the kind of flaws that constantly remind you that you are just reading text in a book. I wish I could have read a version of it that was cleaned up. It could have easily been a four star kind of book but as is, it just really … isn’t.
I feel like a jerk writing such a negative review but here’s all the positive I can give this book: It was a good idea. The author has potential. He just hasn’t reached it yet. I wouldn’t be writing this review if the story wasn’t good enough to keep me wanting to read until the ending.