2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 265 books.

Book Review: Don’t Get Close by Matt Miksa

“An infamous reincarnation cult resurfaces in the wake of a deadly bombing, and it’s up to an FBI novice to learn its true aim—and uncover its dark past before it consumes her.” That’s the teaser, and it’s what immediately drew me in. Cults AND hypnosis AND reincarnation AND cold case solving? Sign me up! I was hooked in the opening pages. Unfortunately, from there I found it to get a lot messier than I hoped, and while I still enjoyed it, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations…

I really liked the way this one started. The premise, the misdirection and the questions about what it all meant were managed very well, as was the pacing and the sense of suspense. But as things started to be revealed, it started to get odd – and that’s where it lost me a bit. It stayed off-kilter for me until the last pages, unfortunately – although came back around at the bitter end with a surprisingly dark ending that I actually liked (even while rolling my eyes). It was an entertaining read, just a little more uneven than the beginning led me to expect.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my obligation-free review copy

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