(Rachel Krall, #2)
I had the same trouble with this book as I did with the first one in the series. The FBI just wasn’t realistic enough and gave too much information away too easily. There were too many plot holes and Rachel got herself into some really ridiculously dangerous situations. When a book is so far over the top that the reader is shaking their head and rolling their eyes you know something is wrong. Some of these characters pull the stupidest of stunts.
The format of the book didn’t work for me either because in the last book we had podcast episodes and even a Netflix series thrown in. That elevated the first book for me and I missed that in this one, I also missed the courtroom action. I was really bored with the influencer angle, it did not appeal to me at all (even in real life). The Buzzcon convention was not something that interested me. I don’t use TikTok or Instagram and I use Twitter only for bookish accounts.
There was also a lot going on in this one and it felt a little watered down. It also made me feel a disconnect from the story and the characters. I didn’t like Rachel as much this time around either, partially because of her behaviour and partially because she just did such stupid things. All in all this book disappointed me and wasn’t nearly as good or as interesting as the first one.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.