However, as the owner of the ranch is approaching death, Olivia calls his son to come home and say goodbye to his father. To Olivia’s dismay, another presence has come back to the ranch; uninvited.
Is Olivia in danger again or is her mind playing tricks on her as a result of PTSD.
You’ll have to read this chilling thriller to find out!
What I loved: Once I was able to get a feel for the story and the characters, A Dark Lure, did end up being a page-turner. It got a little better as the story progressed and it became easier to stay interested once I had invested the time.
There was some very shocking plot twists and plenty of action sequences. White does a great job sticking to the “hunter” and the “hunted” and cat-and-mouse theme.
At certain points in the novel, I thought I had solved the case, but as more details surfaced, the mystery became stickier and more enticing.
White implemented some psychological turns into the story as well.
What I didn’t: I almost gave up on this book within the first few chapters. I really had to try and motivate myself to keep reading and not give up.
The beginning jumps right into the plot, however, with very little background information initially provided, I was extremely lost. White inundates the reader with too much detail. I felt a sensory overload and wished some parts were a little more simplistic.
White often jumps from different character POV’s and it can be difficult to relate to one character because before you know it, another character is the main focus.
I also noticed it seemed the dialogue was at times unrealistic, even for a work of fiction. Some character relationships lacked chemistry and even seemed awkward and forced.
Although the book is mainly a thriller, there is a substantial amount of romance and sex woven through the story. While this may sounds intriguing, I found it very inappropriate for the nature of the story. At times I felt uncomfortable reading the 50 Shades-esque language especially when it involved the serial rapist and his victims.
The love story which develops was just alright. I found it necessary to include the romance in relation to the direction White took the story
Though A Dark Lure had flaws, if you’re looking for a mystery to read quickly, it will certainly satisfy the craving.