When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat... and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.
It’s been a while since I read this book, but I can still vividly remember the amount of heaviness this book brought to my heart whilst and after reading it. Turning the last page, all I did was stare at the blank wall in front of me for a few seconds..or it could have been minutes. The point is, I went gaga. I just want the ending to be happy happy. I told myself that yet again, I fell victim over Tarryn Fisher’s inescapable trap again! REally, what is it with her books that despite the darkness that seem to consume me reading her troubled protagonist who are like antagonist to their own selves, that draw me to her stories despite feeling all kinds of prickly in my heart??? it’s madness! I’m a martyr for her books.
I’m not really a fan of adult mystery thriller contemporary romance books, but for Tarryn I made an exemption. And boy was this book worth it. I am in no way paid by the author or anyone to say this but Tarryn Fisher is one author to look out for! I believe she’s had made a dent in the bookish world already, but mark my words, her works will be soon well know to the entire world too!
Back to the story. Mud Vein is about a famous author, and oh she’s belongs to the percentage of the world whom all kinds of crap happen to their life. Out of all the bad news she has had in her entire life, the only good thing she received in her life, she let go. Basically, I am so frustrated all the time while reading this book. Frustrated not only with all the craptastic stuffs that happened to Senna, BUT most of ALL, HOW she responded to them. If all the things that happened to her happened to me, let’s just say, I won’t react to them the way she did. I guess that makes us different people. As I was saying, Senna’s rapt and pessimistic attitude didn’t sit well with me, all throughout the book, even when she’s supposed to be happy, she’s sending off negative vibes all over! Even before all the bad things happened to her, she was already a weird and recluse girl. I understand that there are just some people who are weird like that but this girl really is something else.
The most frustrating “I-wanna-strangle-her” situation in the book I read was when she let go of this wonderful sunshine who came into her life. It broke me apart! SIGH. When she had a chance to probably change this when she realized how wrong she was (thank God she did realize she was being stupid!), another freaking awesome (being sarcastic here) and great epic devastating news lands with a BIG thud on her lap!
Don’t ask me why I continued to read up to that point, I can only give you the reason “I just had to”. The only positive note the author left us on the end was not that there was no ending, because believe me there is. It’s just that, it is incomplete…and we as readers are left a space to speculate on what other things still can happen. (Whispers: Me and one of my book blogger friend made up a good ending! Shout out on the comments below if you wanna know them!).
REgardless of my painsss because of this book, I still highly recommend this book because OF COURSE I want your hearts to be broken as well, teehee, and the writing is SOOO good! What I told you about the story is not even the WHOLE thing because every page changes what you already concluded base on the previous page. It’s addicting. It’s a thriller. A psychological mystery thriller suspense that will make you question every move the characters make. And there are basically just TWO characters in this book. If this becomes a movie, it’s going to be cheaper to produce because they only need few characters. ahha!
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