Black-Eyed Susans

Black-Eyed Susans

Black-Eyed Susans

by Julia Heaberlin

Pages: 352
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Published: August 11, 2015

Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s

3/5 stars

I loved so much of Black-Eyed Susans since it did a fantastic job being told from the point of view of Tessa who is a survivor of a horrific serial killer attack. Then, I reached the end where the killer was revealed and I found it all way too convenient and lame.

The story appears to be going in one direction for most of the book and then the last fourth of it falls apart. There is a secondary character, Lydia, that is hinted at throughout the book that comes to light at the end. That character brought up more questions than answers. I would have been more forgiving of it, if I thought there would have been a follow-up book about Lydia to explain more about what happened to her and brought her to that point of the story but I don’t believe there are any plans for that.

The story didn’t feel fully fleshed out. I found it so enjoyable until the end. Very frustrating.

Grade: C+


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