Sunday, June 10, 2018

JAR OF HEARTS (2018) by Jennifer Hillier

Jar of HeartsJar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This title is popping up everywhere on suggested summer reads. It's a fascinating story mostly about people you aren't inclined to like who make terrible mistakes. I have stopped watching crime shows because they are so dreadful and cut back on the thrillers I once loved.

FIRST SENTENCE: "The trial has barely made a dent in the national news."

THE STORY: Georgina called Geo is best friends with Angela and Kaiser in high school until one night Angela disappears. For fourteen years Geo has kept secrets causing additional pain to all involved. Now she is on trial for murder.

WHAT I THOUGHT: Structured around the five stages of grief, the level of tension keeps the reader engaged although violence, rape, dismemberment, and sex may be a bit much for some readers.

I wasn't familiar with Christina Perri's hit Jar of Hearts, so I checked it out on You Tube. You might want to do the same.

BOTTOM LINE: If you can stomach the ugliness, this is a quick and engrossing read. I have to admit I devoured it in two days.

320 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books (June 12, 2018)
ISBN-10: 1250154197

DISCLAIMER: I received a free e-copy of Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier from NetGalley/Minotaur Books for my honest review.

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