Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Can Death Follow a Person?

Death seems to follow Maya Burkett. When the story opens, she is attending the funeral of her husband. He was murdered in Central Park in what appears to have been a robbery gone bad. Now Maya is a widow with a two-year-old daughter, Lily, who she loves very much and wants to protect. When a friend gives her a nanny cam, she sets it up in the den where Lily plays. Everything goes well until watching the pictures from the nanny cam she sees her dead husband enter the room and play with her daughter.

This is not Maya's first experience with death. Her sister was recently murdered. While in Iraq, Maya was responsible for the death of civilians. These deaths haunt her and now she has to deal with what happened to her husband and how he could have appeared on the nanny cam.

If you enjoy thrillers with lots of twists, outstanding characters, and a riveting plot, don't miss this one. Maya is one of the strongest female characters I've read about in a long time. She's well trained military and completely fearless. Her friends in the book and even the evil characters are engaging. The plot is filled with twists. Every time you think you've figured out what's happening the frame shifts and you see it from a different angle.

Perhaps the most poignant scenes are those where Maya, who is troubled with PTSD from her experiences in Iraq, is with people who are laughing and enjoying time is the sun with their families. It's a stark contrast.

I highly recommend this book. I enjoyed it. The pace is fast and the plot is hard to figure out until the end.

I received this book from Penguin Random House for this review.