Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. I have volunteered to provide my review.
Perfect opposites in a far from perfect world.
Jackson and Lenah are from two different worlds. Lenah is among the elite in Sundale City. Jackson, on the other hand, is broke, Psycho Infected and has a criminal record growing by the minute. It’s safe to say, in another life, the two would never have crossed paths.
But when Jackson is assigned to work for Lenah in an effort to use his PI abilities for something productive, things get complicated.
As their worlds collide, they realize how much they’ve both suffered and struggled with the darkness the infection brought the world.
But the closer they become, the more dangerous things get. It isn’t just that PI and human relationships are forbidden, but Lenah’s powerful fiancé has no intention of letting her go. And as people in the American Walled Cities start disappearing, Jackson and Lenah discover there’s something even more sinister at play than her pending nuptials.
Something that may keep them apart forever…If it doesn’t kill them first.
This was book 1 in what appears to be a series, but I feel like maybe this should have been more like book 2. There were a lot of holes, a lot of missing information; information that I felt could have pulled me in so much further and really kept me interested.
I liked the book. It was suspenseful, but I felt that I really kept pushing forward because I was hoping the book would eventually share the beginning of the story.
The beginning is never shared. How PIs become PIs. What happened for them to become PIs. The origin of the entire PI thing. Which then of course leads to the fact that we have no background on Jackson or Lenah. We don’t know why Jackson is a PI; what he did to become the criminal that he is; or anything about his past other than the here and now.
Lenah has a story there too, but we aren’t privy to it. We get glimpses, but that is all. Nothing concrete. It’s hard to really relate to characters and be a part of their current lives when so much is missing from their past that makes them who they are.
The sparks that started sparking between Jackson and Lenah is really what kept me wanting to read, but I cannot get over the fact that there was just so much missing and needs to be filled in.
I would likely read book 2 to see if it fills in anything else and of course to see what happens between Jackson, Lenah and Declan.