August 21, 2017

Book Review: The Walls by Hollie Overton

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Working on death row is far from Kristy Tucker's dream, but she is grateful for a job that allows her to support her son and ailing father. 

When she meets Lance Dobson, Kristy begins to imagine a different kind of future. But after their wedding, she finds herself serving her own life sentence---one of abuse and constant terror.

But Kristy is a survivor, and as Lance's violence escalates, the inmates she's worked with have planted an idea she simply can't shake. 

Now she must decide whether she'll risk everything to protect her family. 

Does she have what it takes to commit the perfect crime?

It took me a few beats to get into The Walls. The initial chapters centered around Kristy’s rather dreadful-sounding job at the prison regarding executions. However, once she meets Lance, the narrative kicked into high gear for me and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Overton does a credible job of showing how this smart and strong woman could fall for a charming man with a monstrously dark side. I knew he would eventually reveal his true violent face but I couldn’t wait to find out how Kristy will extricate herself from the situation – by terrible means which all the circumstances point to as the only option. A very satisfying and addictive thriller.

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