Jar Of Hearts
Author: Jennifer Hillier
Publisher: Minotaur Books/St. Martin's Press
"Jar of Hearts grabs you by the throat! The perfect blend of riveting characters, chilling details, and gasping twists.” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Right Behind You
A compelling story of murder, betrayal, and the secrets of the past…
Georgina, known as Geo, is a 30-year-old rising executive when her world comes crashing down. Her high school boyfriend has been identified and arrested for a series of serial murders, including Angela, Geo'sbest friend in high school. Angela disappeared without a trace at 16 and her body has just been found. Now Geo is under arrest for helping her then-boyfriend cover it up. And it's one of her other close friends from high school, Kaiser Brody, who arrests her.
While Geo is sent to prison for her part, Calvin escapes from custody and is on the run. Geo, now thirty-five, is about to be released from prison to try and start over. But someone has started killing people and dumping their bodies in her old neighborhood, with some of the markers of the missing Sweetbay Strangler—her old boyfriend Calvin. Is these killings some kind of message from Calvin? Are they some of revenge? Is she herself now in danger?
Everything turns on what really happened that tragic night back when Geo and Angela were high schoolers. Everyone thinks they know the truth, but there are dark secrets buried deep within other secrets, and it may be too late for anyone to survive the truth.
Jar of Hearts is a compelling edge-of-your-seat thriller that grabs readers from the very beginning and holds them rapt, as the truth of both the past and the present is skillfully unfolded, until the very last page.
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Jennifer Hillier writes about dark, twisted people who do dark, twisted things. Born and raised in Toronto and a proud Canadian, she spent eight years in the Seattle area, which is where all her books are set.
She loves her son, her husband, the Seahawks, and Stephen King. Not equally, but close. She's the author of five novels. Her newest psychological suspense, JAR OF HEARTS, is coming June 12, 2018 from Minotaur Books.
When the authorities come knocking Georgina Shaw knows the secret she has been holding onto for the last fourteen years needs to finally come to light, but doing so will put her life in jeopardy... it's a small price to pay for taking part in the death of her once best friend. She knew back then that Calvin James was trouble, but she was young, naive, and thought she was in love, and now she is paying dearly for her ignorance. She has given up five years of freedom for that man, and now that she has rejoined society, that man is once again reeking havoc on her life, he believes they have unfinished business and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants... more time with her! Bodies start to pile-up, in the same way they did years ago, and all signs point to Calvin... but sometimes things aren't always as they appear!
Between the pages of this twisted little tale, you will meet some exquisitely crafted characters who will immerse themselves into your world, manipulate your thoughts and feelings, push you beyond your boundaries, and make you second guess yourself at every turn! Ms. Hillier has created a gem of a tale here, with it's thought provoking plot, edge of your seat action, and well constructed characters you won't be able to put this one down... it will lure you in from the first page and hold you hostage until the last!! It's definitely one of the best first reads I have had the pleasure of devouring in a long while, I wholeheartedly loved every single mind twisting moment of it!! Highly recommend!!!
I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and voluntarily read and reviewed.