Four by Jane Blythe

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Actual Rating: 3.75


*Thank you to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review.*

It’s been ten years since Laura Opal moved into her current apartment building. Ten years since she was brutally assaulted and left traumatized for the rest of her life. Ten years since she went outside. But now the same apartment building is being plagued by murders and attacks, and detective Jack Xander and his partner can’t seem to understand why. Then the investigation leads Jack right to Laura’s doorstep, and he can’t believe what he sees. He knows her.

I absolutely love this series for how chilling, thrilling, and suspenseful it absolutely is, and this book is no different. Although I thought the reveal for this book was a little less intense and mind-blowing, I still enjoyed the journey there. The plot had its ups and downs; for this book I was actually more invested in the mystery than in the romance, though it was still a nice side dish.

It was great to see characters that we had seen in the previous books, and I had almost forgotten how much I loved them. There are some characters I wish I could know even more about, such as Rose, Jack’s detective partner. Nevertheless, character development was a very strong aspect of Four, especially in the main characters. Laura was a character that definitely didn’t fit the typical strong female main character role, and I actually liked how unique she was and how the readers could follow her emotional recovery. I really hope we get to see more of her in the next books.

The writing style, as usual, was amazing. The story was written from different points of view; it followed Laura’s train of thought, Jacks investigative process, and the person behind the crimes. I especially liked reading from the perpetrator’s perspective because it really added a touch of dramatic irony and suspense to the story that made me unable to stop reading.

Overall, I would definitely recommend the series and I love how the author is able to write individual stories that later tie together. Can’t wait for book five!


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