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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Review: The Package by Sebastian Fitzek

The Package
by Sebastian Fitzek

Thanks so much to Kaye Publicity for this copy!

Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publish Date: February 4, 2021 (first publiched Octboer 26, 2016)
384 Pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Crime, Suspense

Emma's the one that got away.

The only survivor of a killer known in the tabloids as 'the hairdresser' – because of the trophies he takes from his victims.

Or she thinks she was.

The police aren't convinced. Nor is her husband. She never even saw her tormentor properly, but now she recognises him in every man.

Questioning her sanity, she gives up her job as a doctor in the local hospital and retreats from the world. It is better to stay at home. Quiet. Anonymous. Safe. No one can hurt her here.

And all she did was take a parcel for a neighbour.

She has no idea what she's let into her home.

My Review:

Based on the title and the synopsis, I think I expected something completely different.  The creepy beginning drew me right in and then it kind of faded after that... but I was still interested as this is one of the most unreliable narrators I've ever met.  Goodness Emma, pull it together!  But then, had I just been raped, my head shaved and lost my baby in one terrifying night, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't pull it together either.  Especially with the past that Emma has, which just leads to more misery for this poor woman.  

This is definitely a page turner, that's for sure - even in the lull parts, it kept me wanting to know what was going to happen.  But it did become a bit of a struggle as the plot seemed to explode and was missing that glue to piece it all together.  The last few chapters were eye opening and full of twists and turns - can someone get me a neck brace please?  It jumped the shark quite a bit and went one twist too far in my opinion.  HOWEVER, if you don't mind suspending some belief, love a ton of twists and want something that may get to be a bit ridiculous but in a pretty fun way... you should definitely pick this one up. For me, this one kind of lands in the middle.  


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