I definitely was not a fan of the love story. I thought it was fairly ridiculous due to how rushed it felt, and I didn’t feel any chemistry between the two characters at all. I liked them both individually, although they didn’t really overly impress me, but together they were just rather dull. Props to Gretchen McNeil for having a POC love interest though. I mean, I shouldn’t have to praise an author for doing this since it shouldn’t be so rare as to make me have to point it out, but I feel like authors need some sort of encouragement for including a more racially diverse cast of characters. Otherwise it may never become the norm. Anyway, I’m getting off topic.
As predicted, the mystery plot was my favourite thing about this book. I thought I had figured out who the killer was pretty early on, and I was posting sad statuses on Goodreads and praying that I was wrong. And guess what? I was! It was a good twist, and I applaud McNeil for keeping me in the dark the entire time. There were a couple of minor details that I thought were totally obvious, and that Meg completely missed at first, but overall the mystery was a great one. And the ending was shocking!
Can I also say that the murders themselves were really interesting? I liked their connection, and I also enjoyed picturing the murder scenes. I know, I’m gruesome and also slightly crazy. I can’t help it! The murder scenes were awesome because it made me feel like I was watching a movie and walking around in the dark with the rest of the characters.