Genre: Psychological Thriller, Standalone
Personal Rating: 3/5 (just okay)
Yearly Count: 82
From the Publisher:
To Sam Blount, meeting Julia is the best thing that has ever happened to him. Working at the local college and unsuccessful in his previous relationships, he’d been feeling troubled about his approaching fortieth birthday, “a great beast of a birthday,” as he sees it, but being with Julia makes him feel young and hopeful. Julia Stilwell, a freshman trying to come to terms with a recent tragedy that has stripped her of her greatest talent, is flattered by Sam’s attention. But their relationship is tested by a shy young man with a secret, Marcus Broley, who is also infatuated with Julia.Told in alternating points of view, The Preservationist is the riveting tale of Julia and Sam’s relationship, which begins to unravel as the threat of violence approaches—and Julia becomes less and less sure whom to trust.
I thought this book had some good parts, but in general it seemed to lack in emotion. It really was a bit flat for a psychological thriller. I believe the writing style was much of the cause. There was a lot of telling, instead of showing, and I prefer more dialog. However, it did provide some creepiness, as well as red herrings and the buildup of suspense. The short chapters aided in making this a quick read.
My thanks go to Partners In Crime Tours for sending me with this eBook.