Monday 18 June 2018

#BookReview Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier @JenniferHillier @FreshFiction @MinotaurBooks

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who's been searching for the truth all these years . . .

When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong—one of the most popular girls in school—disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school.

But fourteen years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home. And Kaiser—now a detective with Seattle PD—finally learns the truth: Angela was a victim of Calvin James. The same Calvin James who murdered at least three other women.

To the authorities, Calvin is a serial killer. But to Geo, he's something else entirely. Back in high school, Calvin was Geo's first love. Turbulent and often volatile, their relationship bordered on obsession from the moment they met right up until the night Angela was killed.

For fourteen years, Geo knew what happened to Angela and told no one. For fourteen years, she carried the secret of Angela's death until Geo was arrested and sent to prison.

While everyone thinks they finally know the truth, there are dark secrets buried deep. And what happened that fateful night is more complex and more chilling than anyone really knows. Now the obsessive past catches up with the deadly present when new bodies begin to turn up, killed in the exact same manner as Angela Wong.

How far will someone go to bury her secrets and hide her grief? How long can you get away with a lie? How long can you live with it?


JAR OF HEARTS is a compelling thrilling that starts off with a bang! Right from the very start, do we know that Georgina "Geo" Shaw is guilty of knowing what happened to her best friend, Angela Wong, who disappeared fourteen years ago? The blame has been placed on Calvin James, Geo's high school boyfriend. His DNA has been found on Angela's body, and ties to the mysterious deaths of three other women. For fourteen years, Geo hides these facts, until she comes clean to the cops, and has to face time in prison because of it. The big question is, did she really tell the whole story? Kaiser, a detective with the Seattle PD and a childhood friend of Geo and Angela, doesn't think so, but Geo keeps quiet...


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