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Someone new has taken an interest in Claire Chastain. He circles her house when she’s alone and follows her on errands across town. He tours her home while she’s away, leaving little things disturbingly out of place. He may even be involved in the recent death of her childhood friend.
But who is he? And what does he want?
Claire soon discovers that, like Cary Grant in North by Northwest, she’s caught up in someone else’s dark conspiracy, and she has no choice but to play the game. The only exit from her troubles will be the one she makes, if she’s smart enough to figure out when and how to make it.
A suspenseful crime thriller in the tradition of Hitchcock and Ross MacDonald, The Friday Cage features an exceptionally tough, sharp-minded protagonist who must do some soul-searching in the midst of her quest to survive.
Title: The Friday Cage
Author: Andrew Diamond
Publication Date: July 14, 2020
Publisher: Stolen Time Press
Genre: Adult, Thriller, Suspense
I’d hoped to like this book more than I did, but I didn’t hate it.
This book starts off very exciting and creepy with our main character being stalked by a guy. I liked that this book wasn’t just a straight forward suspense or thriller book. There were other aspects such as the main character’s emotional trauma and the pharmaceutical theme, which was nice.
Unfortunately, one of the things I disliked the most was one of the main parts of the book. The main character, Claire, has a personality that makes her very difficult to like. As I mentioned before, she is dealing with some trauma from her past so some of the things she does make sense because of that. However, she just wasn’t very likable. There were many moments where I found her annoying and wanted to stop reading because of that.
I persevered, though, and was somewhat glad I did. The ending was interesting. Honestly, I’m still not sure what to think of it, but I was surprised that was nice.
Overall, it was a decent read, but I don’t think I’d read it again.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.