Broken Grace – ARC in August #4

broken grace

by: E.C. Diskin

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Crime

Publish Date: 25 August 2015

Review: On an icy winter’s day in southwest Michigan, Grace Abbot wakes up as the survivor of a car crash. But she’s left with a traumatic brain injury and a terrifying reality: she can’t remember anything.

Left in the care of her sister, Grace returns to the family’s secluded old farmhouse to recover—but within an hour of her return, the police arrive. Grace’s boyfriend has been murdered. Without any memory, Grace has no alibi.

With suspicion weighing heavily on her and flashes of memory returning, Grace searches for clues to her past. But with every glimpse, her anxiety grows. There is something about the house, her family, her childhood…perhaps the accident isn’t the only reason she can’t remember. Are the dark recesses of her mind hiding something even more sinister and terrifying than she could ever imagine?

Is someone willing to kill again to hide the truth?

I tried really hard to finish this book, but gave up less than half way through, so I can’t give it a true review.  I enjoyed the descriptive language and the premise of the story was very interesting, however, I found it to be anticlimactic and felt no connection to the characters.

I feel that Diskin has the potential to be a decent writer, just chose the wrong genre.

(Description from NetGalley)
About the Author:

E.C. Diskin grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, and Chicago. Though she spent several years as an attorney in Chicago, she’s now a full-time writer and mother of two. Diskin and her family live in Illinois, with a cool old boxer and a sweet baby Cavapoo.

(From NetGalley)


5 thoughts on “Broken Grace – ARC in August #4

    1. I’m glad to hear your feedback. I always have a difficult time giving up on a book, but with so many waiting for me to read, I just felt like I was wasting my time. Honestly my biggest peeve was that the “good” cop kept hinting that he knew something but wouldn’t say even though it was written from his POV. I find that to be a lazy way to try to create suspense and it’s just annoying. Anyway, after hearing your opinion, I’m glad that I didn’t waste any more time.

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      1. I feel bad giving up on a book too, but sometimes it’s just necessarily. I felt like it was sloppy, and it was forced suspense. I like books that creep up on you, not take your hand and guide you.

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