In this book, Coble tells the story of Elin, who received a heart transplant from a murder victim. Despite being lucky enough to receive a new heart, Elin begins having vivid dreams and flashbacks of a murder – that of her heart donor. Although the police are rather skeptical about her visions, she is the recipient of much new attention from the media … and soon realizes she is being stalked by the person who murdered her heart donor.
I give this book four stars. I enjoyed it, but not as much as I typically enjoy Coble’s work. I can’t put my fingers on precisely why it wasn’t as beloved as most of her books, but it just took me awhile to get into it and then find my way through it. I honestly think there was just TOO much going on in this story – so much that it ended up feeling stilted and unbelievable.
The relationship between Elin and Marc seemed a little bit “off” to me for some reason, although I have to say that I really appreciated the depth of the character development and contribution of Elin’s mother to the story.
All in all, this book is definitely worth reading and I enjoyed it. I just wish that Coble had simplified her plotline a little bit and devoted as much attention developing her other characters to the depth that she did Elin’s mother.
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