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Charlie must be the dumbest characters I have ever read in a story. She not only gets in the car with a stranger for a ride at nine at night, but she does this knowing he could be the man who murdered her best friend, Maddie. She was with Maddie just before she disappeared and saw the killer, but she can't recognize him. Charlie does everything she can to be a murder victim herself - including not seeking help when she is in the same room with a cop and hanging up when she gets in touch with the police by phone. She also continually seems to have zero sense of survival as the only time survival bursts in is the end of the book. She does all of the stupid things she can to be a murder victim. Then the reader learns that the entire book may not have happened.
The ending of the book is the "real" Charlie sitting in a theater watching a movie that was created about this one night of her life. The reader then learns that not everything that they just read had happened. What the hell man? This is just like a reader reading a book to find that the entire thing was a dream, or that the entire thing was the fantasy created by a young man with a snow globe. It was so incredibly frustrating and I wish I had given up on this book BEFORE I eve started it. I should have looked through other reviews to see what people said.
There was nothing in this book that could have made it a good story. While the writing was not terrible, this is the third or fourth book of Sager's that I have read and the only one that I liked at all was Final Girls. All of the other books of his that I have read have terribly written female leads.
I do not recommend this book, it was possibly one of the most annoying books I have read in at least three weeks.