Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Series Status: Standalone
Page Count: 346
Rating: 2/5 stars
Synopsis: If I were dead, I wouldn’t be able to see. If I were dead, I wouldn’t be able to feel. If I were dead, he’d never raise his hand to me again. If I were dead, his words wouldn’t cut as deep as they do. If I were dead, I’d be beautiful and I wouldn’t be so…ugly. I’m not dead…but I wish I was.
*I generously received a free copy by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
Review: This was not at all what I was expecting, to be honest. I was expecting something incredibly moving and inspirational. This was not what I wanted.
Honestly, I hate writing bad reviews for books I have been given, especially for free.
Domestic abuse is a very serious issue, and to write about it can either guarantee it being really good, or really bad. While I had high expectations for this book, it felt unrealistic at certain parts. The way the author portrayed this specific abuse felt fake, and I was so disappointed.
The main character and side characters felt extremely immature and childish at certain points, even though they are supposed to be in their mid-to-late-twenties. The conversation between the characters often felt forced, and the writing style was just not what I like.
I feel like this could have been shorter, a lot of nothing happens that could have been easily taken out. I literally had to force myself to finish this, because it was so boring at times.
Overall, this was not a great book, but it was not horrible either. It was interesting at points, and boring at others.
I give this novel 2/5 stars and would not recommend it to anyone.
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