It’s not exactly a gripping read but the author sure does know how to build her story and characters up a bit slowly but progressively so that the reader won’t have a choice but to continue. I did attempt to stop several times but there’s something about the narrative that makes me want to keep reading even though it felt like forever till I reached the end.
The family drama-psychological thrillers I’ve read didn’t go well with me so the fact that I’ve made it to 100 pages of this book and I still wanted to continue was promising although admittedly the tone was kind of starting to take its toll on me and I find myself struggling a bit especially with the stilted dialogue.
It is quite an experience though to have a glimpse of the life of families with gymnasts in them, their frantic obsession on training and perfection, for their daughter to be able to make it into the competition that matters most-the Olympics and their daughters adopting the same obsession eventually and probably more obsessively.
The last quarter of the book did pick up the pace and did twist the plot to a whole different level of dark and I’m glad I read through the end. A solid three-star read for me.