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Wednesday, March 23, 2016


26154406Published March 1st 2016 by Simon & Schuster
Read: March 2016
How I Got It: Ebook (approximately 304 pages) from NetGalley 

Tanya Dubois’s husband is dead. It was an accident, but Tanya decides to run anyway. She acquires a new identity (a few actually) and begins a life on the run… on the run from police, hit-men, jealous ex-husbands (not her’s), but ultimately, on the run from an event in her past. Throughout Tanya’s life as a fugitive, she commits or is an accomplice to multiple crimes and she meets some interesting characters including a bartender named Blue and a possible romantic interest- a cop- named Dominic. Throughout the story, the past event is hinted to with old emails and some foreshadowing comments from Tanya’s omniscient narration.

This was a hard story to get into; it had a really long timeline. Because the story takes place over a period of months, Lisa Lutz does more telling rather than showing. The emails and the need to know why Tanya was on the run keeps the reader engaged, but the ending was a bit of a letdown. The event that caused Tanya to run initially did not justify the things she did or the person she became. Lutz succeeded in keeping the reader engaged in the mystery, but if you’re looking for a better written mystery stick to books more like the novels of Gillian Flynn or Tana French. 

*Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with  an advanced electronic copy in exchange for an honest review.