Title: Love Gone Mad
Author: Mark Rubinstein
Publication Date: September 1, 2013
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Review: A seemingly random confrontation with an angry man in a bar leaves Adrian Douglas feeling uneasy, and for good reason. In the weeks following, he meets Megan Haggarty at work, setting off a series of events which demonstrate that coincidence is a much rarer occurrence than one might believe.
The basic premise of the story is intriguing and the story has a few twists to keep the reader interested. That being said, the writing was a bit off-putting at times (though, for me, a present tense narrative needs to be very engaging to be effective) and some of the plot points seemed to a bit too coincidental and convenient. The dialogue and rushed romance came across as a bit forced and bordered on unbelievable, and makes it difficult at times to really connect with the characters.
That said, it was a relatively quick and easy read that only lost me completely in a few places. I did predict some of the twists ahead of time but there were also a few I didn’t see coming.
TRIGGER WARNINGS: [Graphic depictions of domestic violence and descriptions of child sexual abuse.]
(eGalley provided by Thunder Lake Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)