Hello fiction, my old friend.
After my bad experience with the last book I tried to read, the last 24 hours have been a literary delight. I am reading Scream for Me by Karen Rose. It has reminded me that all is right with the world. Good fiction is still good fiction.
This particular novel is a thriller/ suspense. One of my favorite genres, as I try to solve the puzzles before the characters do. Good suspense lets me figure out small pieces of the mystery (so I can feel smart) but then surprises me in the end with something I didn't figure out but really should have seen coming.
This book has an added bonus. It's a part two. I know, I complained before about a book that was a part one. But this book is done right. Part one, Die for Me, was a complete story. I didn't get to the end and feel like anything was missing. I started reading part two not knowing that it was a part two. Then I met a character that felt familiar, but I couldn't quite place. Turns out he appeared in the previous book. Now I get to find out what happened to him.