Publication Date: July 25, 2014
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Comedy
Step right up and meet Jay Fields: Illusionist. Mentalist. Trickster.
I think in triangles. You think in straight lines.
I show you a table and make you believe it’s a chair.
Smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand, misdirection. I trick and deceive.
But most of all, I put on a good show.
The world thinks I killed a man, but I didn’t. Bear with me. It’s all a part of the plan.
Revenge is what I want. I want it for me and I want it for her. I want it for all six of us.
She doesn’t remember me, but she’s the reason for everything. She’ll be my prize at the end of all this – if I can hold onto my willpower, that is. Maybe I’ll slip up a little, have a taste, just a small one.
So go ahead and pick a card. Come inside and see the show. Look at my hands, look so closely that you can’t see what’s happening while you’re so focused on looking. I’ll be destroying your world from right here in the spotlight.
You’ll never see me coming until it’s too late.
I’ve only got one heart, and after I’ve pulled off my grand deception I’ll hand it right to her.
So, sit back, relax, and let my girl tell you our story. You’re in for one hell of a ride.
Very interesting story but I wasn’t taken in by the characters. I couldn’t quite put my finger on why. Jay was mysterious and clever and had all the good traits on paper, yet I couldn’t quite feel the charm. Maybe I just didn’t like his name? He did remind me of Jane in Mentalist, the TV show, just not as charming.
I loved the twist, though I wasn’t too surprised by it. At times it felt like it could be more, more suspense, more twists. Perhaps, more from Jay’s POV? How he grew up, how he became the person he’s now? Or, let us experience his arduous journey in orchestrating the plan? On the other hand, if it went that way though, this might end up in a different genre.
The other main character, Matilda, seemed to be a very attractive person and was only crippled by her own confidence or her lack of social skill. To me that is just lame. Pretty ppl do not get the excuse to be social outcast. I’m sure she’s a nice person and all, she’s just not my favorite character.
Overall, this felt like it could be more. Give me a nugget of Jay’s journey or a deeper dive into Jay’s mind and I would have given this a 5. All the setup and plots were there, just not the depth or complexities.