Genre: Adult Thriller
Publication Date: March 19th 2020
Source: Times Reads
Page Count: 322
Blurb from Goodreads:
He’s been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes.
Supposed to be a refuge. But death got inside.
When Katie Straw’s body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it’s an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide.
But the residents of Widringham women’s refuge where Katie worked don’t agree. They say it’s murder.
Will you listen to them?
An addictive literary page-turner about a crime as shocking as it is commonplace, Keeper will leave you reeling long after the final page is turned.
HERE’S MY REVIEW!
I started this book with such high expectations but at the end I felt underwhelmed with the story. The story was well paced but it was filled with many side characters that didn’t contribute that much to the plot.
To be honest I only cared for the main character, Katie and her life before her passing. Reading her story was essential in determining the perpetrator but I was hoping that there were more background stories about her life and crucial moments with her boyfriend. I certainly didn’t expect the plot twist at the last page of the book and I was kinda disappointed that the story left us hanging just like that. Open ended endings are not always my cup of tea.
Even though the story did not satisfy me, the whole message that the book wanted to convey was really critical. Domestic abuse and violence is not foreign topic, we often here about it through the news or it happens within our society. Women and children are the common victims of the abuse so they are many centers that provide shelter and care to them to start a new life away from their negative space.
One of the message that Jessica Moor wanted to tell to us is how control can be confused with protectiveness. The victims wouldn’t have expected the behavior in the first place, but after a few scenarios they would be totally suspicious with the abuser’s unusual actions.
Keeper is not entirely a bad book, but it’s definitely not for me.
Thank you Times Reads for sending Keeper for exchange of an honest review.