When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.
I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough—I was rushing through this book like my life depended on it. It’s a great thriller and I loved this book a lot, but there are also some things I’d like to get a clearer sense of. A lot of things weren’t explained very well, and that can sometimes cause a hindrance when a reader is trying to like the book.
I love the fact that are multiple POV’s in this book. The story is told from Eva’s, her best friend’s, and the killer’s perspective, and I find that to be very interesting. You get a feel for the villain and know why he is doing something, and what’s his/her motivation.
The characters in this book are less developed than those in any other novel, but this is a fast-paced, suspense novel, so that is understandable. Each and everyone is a suspect, and that makes the chase even harder, and better. I liked Eva, but wasn’t particularly fond of her as she did whine a few times. Her love interest, Nate, was awesome, but again, it wasn’t explained why he stopped talking to her.
One thing I didn’t get about this book is Eva’s brand new death-prediction powers. They did go very well with the whole concept of finding the stalker-killer, but there was no light on how she got them, or why. Although this sort of insta-power thing is sort of common in books, I think there should be an actual explanation of it. Otherwise, it’s basically a prop to help the author get to the end of the story.
There isn’t much I can say without spoiling the book, so I will end this here. This is quite possibly my favourite psychological thriller book so far, and I really loved this book. I can’t find any reasons for not liking this book, except maybe some people will have trouble bonding with the characters. Nevertheless, I think once you get into it, this book can be a great read.
Book Theme Song
I believe this song really depicts the killer’s relationship and feelings towards Eva. You’ll understand after reading this book why I chose this specific song to portray the novel. No spoilers.