Jar of Hearts - Jennifer Hillier

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

My write-in Goodreads Choice Award for 2018! I absolutely loved this book. Dark, tautly written with flawed and real characters, I couldn’t stop reading!

At the heart of the story is Angela Wong, who was 16 years old when she went missing, not to be found until 14 years later. When her remains are found, near best friend Geo’s childhood home, we learn that Geo is implicated in her murder. Geo soon begins a 5-year jail sentence, along with her boyfriend at the time, Calvin, who is sentenced to life in jail. But when Geo is released, bodies start turning up in the same spot as Angela’s. Calvin has escaped from prison and the police think he’s responsible for these murders too. Will he come after Geo next?

Told in 5 parts with 2 main characters, I found everything about this book engaging – the plot, the characters and the writing. There are some moments where Geo flashes back into the past, but it’s done so eloquently as to not disrupt from the tension and forward movement of the plot. Plus it’s set in Seattle (my hometown!), so obviously I loved that. 🙂

I’ll be looking out for more books by Jennifer Hillier!

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