Joe is done with the cities. He’s done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now, he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe. He gets a job at the local library—he does know a thing or two about books—and that’s where he meets her: Mary Kay DiMarco. Librarian. Joe won’t meddle; he will not obsess. He’ll win her the old-fashioned way: by providing a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Over time, they’ll both heal their wounds and begin their happily ever after in this sleepy town. The trouble is, Mary Kay already has a life. She’s a mother. She’s a friend. She’s busy.
I was super excited to read this book because I loved the first two books in this series and I had high expectations for this book. AndI gotta say that this book didn’t live up to all of mine expectations for it.
After reading this book I gotta say that the series is going downhill, unfortunately. The first book in this series was amazing, the second book was less amazing than the first but still amazing and this book was just okay. Which is a huge disappointed to me.
The writing style is still amazing which really made me glad to see. Because the writing style in this series is really the whole spirit of why I like it so much as I do. The writing style is very enjoyable, super engaging and it really it makes you see everything you read in your head.
The plot in this book is good enough. But I gotta say that it could have been better because after all we are talking about a book series about the infamous Joe Goldberg. What I’m trying to say is that the plot isn’t good enough for Joe Goldberg. Of course, it had some good moments here and there but still that wasn’t enough.
This book reveals what happened what happened after The Hidden Bodies had ended and it really disappointed me what have happened after the actions in the second books. Because after I read The Hidden Bodies I was really rooting for Joe to finally have some happiness in this life.
In my opinion this book shows that Joe becomes too soft after becoming a father between the end of The Hidden Bodies and the beginning of this book. And that thing really annoyed me for whatever reason.
Also it seems like this character focuses more on other characters instead of Joe. And as you might think I didn’t go well with me. Because when I picked up this book I wanted to read more about Joe and less about other characters which not gonna be in the rest of the series or at least no gonna have major role in the rest of the series.
It also annoyed me that the author of this book had made Joe a victim at the end instead of the guilty one. And it also seemed like everything had turned out way too connivant for Joe without him doing anything major.
However, I’ve still enjoyed it and had fun reading this one. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed the first two books but still I’ve enjoyed it.
However, I think that this book will be the place where a lot of fans really fall away from this series. Which is sad because this problem could have been avoided if the plot was more about Joe and the monster he is rather than poor Joe who isn’t telling the full picture to his new obsession.
And the two twists at the end aren’t that good as they could be of they were presented to us in a different way.
I give this book 3 / 5