3 out of 5 stars
CONVERGENCE by Ginny Yttrup is suspenseful, but only for the patient. And with a misleading back cover, a reader might feel deceived from the very beginning.
Psychologist, Dr. Denilyn Rossi is experiencing Déjà vu of the worst kind. Though she tries to rationalize and ignore her gut instincts, she fears her stalker is back. Doing everything she can to protect the people she loves, she risks her own safety to bring an end to a diabolical game of cat and mouse.
That’s about all I can say regarding the plot without giving the story away. The suspense in CONVERGENCE built slowly but didn’t really gain momentum until halfway through. If it wasn’t for the fact that I wanted to complete the book for review purposes, I probably would have given up before reaching the halfway mark.
A major issue I had with the book was the format in which it was written. Ms. Yttrup jumps back and forth between the years 2009, 2010, and 2017; and from two different character’s POV. Many times, I felt as if I was coming in during the middle of a scene, since the characters were talking about things I knew nothing about. I had to do a lot of mental juggling to not forget key hints or dangling clues. And then the POV would change again, and I would have to adjust my mindset to a different character and timeframe.
Even with all that said, I am glad I kept reading. I finally found a rhythm about halfway through. But that might have been because I had identified the stalker and was reading with a new perspective.
Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed with the ending. Denilyn went to great lengths to confront her attacker, so I expected a climactic scene where she riddles him with questions and demands answers. But the end came to quickly for me, and I felt many things were left unsaid.
I am giving this book 3 stars because the meat of the book still kept my interest, and I wanted to know the outcome. But the choppiness of the book definitely took away from the pleasure of reading it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.