Author : Pamela Crane
Title : The Art of Fear
Series : The Little Things That Kill
Pages : 237
Publisher : Tabella House
Publication date : July 18, 2017
Ari Wilburn’s life ended long ago—the day she watched her little sister die in a tragic accident and did nothing to stop it. Crippled with self-blame and resented by her parents, she stumbles through life … and onto an unexpected clue that casts doubt on whether the death was accidental.
Now a psychological wreck, Ari joins a suicide support group where she meets Tina, a sex-enslaved escapee who finds her long-lost father dead. Suicide, police ruled it. But Tina suspects foul play. As a bond develops between the women in their shared loss, they’re dragged into playing a dangerous game with a killer.
Faced with a murderous wake-up call and two possibly linked deaths, Ari’s investigation puts her next on the killer’s list. But she’s never been one to back down from a fight.
Needing closure, Ari must face her demons and the killer behind them or lose everything she loves.
Well, talk about reeling a reader in! Barely a few pages in and Pamela Crane had me hook, line and sinker!
Ari Wilburn hasn’t had an easy life. At a young age, she watched as her sister died in an accident. Blaming herself and being resented by her parents, she struggles to live her life and joins a suicide support group. Here she meets Tina, who used to be a sex slave. Tina’s father just died. The police claim it was suicide but Tina isn’t convinced. Together, these two women will dig deep and try to figure out the truth about their pasts.
This is one dark and disturbing read. From child trafficking to suicide, it’s at times rather uncomfortable to read. Both Ari’s and Tina’s parents have made some incredibly horrible decisions in the past that have influenced their children’s lives and not in a good way! If you sometimes get the feeling that some people should never had had children, here’s the proof. I don’t always find it easy to connect to characters who are clearly miserable but in this case, I was rooting for them all the way and was every bit as desperate as they were to find the truth and maybe some justice.
I felt the the ending left me hanging and slightly disappointed. Until I realised there’s a sequel coming. I should really pay attention to these things. So in that respect, the end of this part of the story was brilliantly done as the cliffhanger will truly leave you wanting and needing more! Apologies if this review is a tad vague but I really don’t want to give anything away. There are so many connections and secrets and twists. You should just get your own copy and learn about the art of fear yourself.
Many thanks to Noelle Holten for my advanced copy, which I chose to review honestly!
The Art of Fear is available now!