Author: Sharon Bolton
Goodreads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.12)
Published: September 5, 2017 | Minotaur Books
Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor. She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all…
My Thoughts (4 Stars)
I’m pretty positive I held my breath through half of this book!
People. If you have not read this book, you need to! This might be one of my favorites book this year! Even though I went through a reading slump from being so busy at work, it was by far a very face paced book for someone who can just sit down to read in a setting. Dead Woman Walking was a brilliant novel and an exciting story to get sucked into.
This is a novel that I cannot go too in depth about because plain and simple, I’d give the important parts away. This is also a book that you really need to pay close attention to. There are many parts inside the pages that made me go back a few to double check information. It’s so hard to discuss any of these parts because I don’t want to spoil anything. So what I am going to do is talk about some of my favorite things about book and a couple of things that I didn’t find interesting.
The first thing I absolutely loved about this book was the fact it opened with a hot air balloon crash and there were nuns throughout the story. I have never laughed so hard at nuns before in my life than I did within the 352 pages of this book. That was an unexpected turn I was not ready for. My favorite part about the nuns, they watched the Big Bang Theory on their recreational time.
Another thing I really enjoyed was the bond Jessica and Isabelle shared. After Isabelle being in the convent for 20 some years, Jessica always visited her and knew how to break all the rules together. It is something I could see my sister and I doing if we ever ended up in their shoes.
I’ve talked to a few other bloggers and readers about this book and everyone has told me that easily predicted what was going to happen. I must have been off my game during this book because I didn’t see any of it coming.
One thing I wasn’t a fan of though was a little lag in the story right before part two. It just started to drag out with nothing exciting happening for me and I almost gave up. Glad I have my book besties to keep me going strong because it definitely turned out to be one of the best novels I’ve read.
To end on a positive note, for the readers that have read the story. That ending was perfect. I was in tears and all I could think of was the quote “Be still my heart.”