Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork back with my review of The Boomerang Effect By Lindy Spencer which I was given in exchange for an honest review.
*Sigh* Where to begin. Let me start by saying I have spoken with Lindy on several occasions and she is hilarious and witty and when I read the description of the book I couldn’t wait to read it. With a tagline like “Karma is a well thrown boomerang ….” my hopes were high but sadly for me this book just didn’t work.
At the beginning there are so many characters and so many points of view I felt that my eyes were crossing trying to keep it all straight in my head. I even messaged Lindy to see if she had heard this before to which she told me she had … but not to worry as they would start getting killed off soon. Fantastic! So with a much lighter heart I went back to reading but to no avail.
The story idea is genius. An innocuous email that looks like it comes from a friend with a video containing subliminal messaging that will get a person to commit murder. Now don’t feel to bad because all of these people deserve what is coming to them in one way or another. The problem was with how it was described. You were never with one person long enough to get a feel for what was happening. You were here, there, and everywhere because there was so much information that was trying to be passed on and it left me almost dizzy and then at the end I was left just perplexed. Don’t get me wrong, I know who did it, I know why they did it, and karma comes around again but I just didn’t feel satisfied.
I don’t know what the answer would be. If chapter headings so it was immediately obvious which perspective we were getting the story from would help as there would be a new one every couple of pages. As a reviewer it is very frustrating to not be able to pinpoint HOW to make it better especially in this case.
My one hope is that Lindy will know that although I give this book only 2 stars I do so with a heavy heart and I wish her every success with her future. (Because after this review she may not want to talk to me again).
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