Sunday, April 1, 2018

Daddy Darkest by Ellery Kane

Title: Daddy Darkest (Doctor of Darkness, #1)

Rating: DNF

Summary on Goodreads.

"A month after her high school graduation, small-town-girl Samantha "Sam" Bronwyn boards a plane with her best friend, Ginny. Destination: San Francisco. But when Ginny disappears inside an airport bathroom wearing Sam's letterman jacket, it doesn't take her long to figure out she was the intended target. Alone in a strange city, Sam's on a run for her life--drawn into a dark past she never knew existed. A past where secrets aren't all that's buried and where revenge comes at the highest price. Who is Sam really--and who can she trust? The mysterious stranger in 4A who secreted a gun in his backpack? The guilty ex-con? The disarming FBI agent? Her own mother?..." [+ more].

This story felt anti-climatic; I didn't feel what I was reading. The MC was just annoying the hell out of me. And the love interest... at the beginning he is posing as a 21 year old but it turned out that he was kind of a seasoned cop so... that made him a lot older. And the "random" encounters with the MC were so not obvious coincidences that I just rolled my eyes.

The wrong girl is kidnapped so the rest of the plot is dedicated to find out why the MC was the target. Well, right away the author takes you to the past and starts narrating MC's mother story of how she got pregnant, thus revealing why her daughter was wanted. A psychological thriller this book was not. When the narration went back to the past I knew right away what was coming.

The story felt flat, rushed and unappealing. I could not finish it. And it is a series?! Well, if you are looking for a light "psychological thriller" (no depth), this book might be for you.

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this title.