Crash & Burn -Review-

Crash and Burn

Synopsis: My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn’t.

Nicole Frank shouldn’t have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.

I’m looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, she doesn’t exist.

Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when even the search dogs can’t find any trace of the mysterious missing child. Until Nicky’s husband, Thomas, arrives with a host of shattering revelations: Nicole Frank suffers from a rare brain injury and the police shouldn’t trust anything she says.

My husband claims he’ll do anything to save me. Except, most likely, he can’t.

Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman’s lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. . . . In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead.

This is my life. Except, most likely, it’s not. Now watch me crash and burn.

My Rating: 3.5/5

My Review:
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Well be careful what you wish for as I was torn between what I would rate this book. Overall I have to be honest and say that for me it was between a 3 and 3.5 so I went with the higher of the two. And although part of the story, once I went about 78% in (on my kindle) really started to pick up and from then on was more of a 4* read–I could not justify giving the whole book a 4 out of 5 rating.

I found the first few chapters really frustrating and had to put the book down a few times. But I struggled through and when the twist finally came…it was a good one. This will not put me off reading any more of Lisa Gardner’s books though as I have heard very good things about them. I just wish I could have said something more positive about this one.

I was fascinated by the main characters , Nicky Frank and her husband Thomas as I knew they were the key to the story but if I never hear the name ‘Vero’ again it will be too soon.

I also did not like the fact that one minute I was reading a first person view and then it switched. If this is done well, I am not usually bothered and of course this is just a personal view. I do like stories with different perspectives but there was so much going on it seemed jumbled and confused me even more.

I know some people really enjoyed this book, it was not to my personal taste but it wasn’t a bad story so I would urge others to give it a chance as it had a great twist.