Review: Blindsided by Kate Watterson

Print Length: 221 pages
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (July 9, 2019)

From A decade after Cadence Lawrence accused the perpetrator in the brutal murder of her high school friend, she’s finally put the nightmare to rest. But the ghosts of her past won’t rest, and an unexpected encounter with the killer reawakens demons she thought were long dead. Gripped by paranoia, Cadence fears she’s being stalked, and suspects that the murderer has invaded the sanctity of her home. Could her chance encounter have rekindled the savage rage that claimed the life of her friend and now threatens Cadence herself? 

Half-crazed with fear, Cadence takes flight, but instead of finding sanctuary, she runs headlong into one of the worst snowstorms to blast northern Wisconsin in years. Stranded, freezing, and alone, Cadence confronts her worst nightmare—until deliverance comes in the form of a stranger who rescues her and offers shelter from the blinding storm. But something is not altogether right with her savior, and Cadence is faced with another impossible dilemma. Should she trust this enigmatic stranger, or once again flee for her life? In the midst of an unrelenting storm, the walls are closing in on Cadence.


My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

I was originally drawn to this novel by the blub. The first chapter pulled me in. And then... I don't know what happened. Perhaps it was the fact that I was not expecting there to be a romantic aspect to this story (or that said romance would overshadow everything else), but that's what happened. I could have overlooked this, had the book been more suspenseful, but it wasn't. In fact I never even felt connected to the characters. I just didn't care about them or what happened to them. There were times when the plot boarded on unrealistic, when the characters seemed super human, and when overall, it just couldn't get out of its own way. There was no real build up to the story, it just sort of plodded along until it ended. 

That being considered, I'm sure there are people out there to whom this book will appeal, it just wasn't for me.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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