I wouldn't say it was downright horribly bad The plot isn't exactly original - A serial killer meeting victims online. I've read a number of books with a similar theme. Which isn't a bad thing, necessarily, if the author can make their work stand-out from the rest, but for this book, there was nothing to this storyline to separate it from anything else out there.
It was all pretty basi I can't particularly think of much good to say about this book. It was all pretty basic and lacking a hook to really draw a reader it. Then again, this was mostly a romance, not a suspense. The plot was secondary.
Even so, it wasn't a great plot. The romance wasn't too bad. The characters were okay. I didn't love them, but I didn't hate them. They were just there. No particular draws either way. The sex scenes were average. They seemed to start off hot, but then kind of fizzled. There were some comedic points, but - to use the word again - they were average. By far the worst part of this book was the writing itself. At times it made me want to bash my head against a wall.
It was like reading a step-by-step manual. Gibson had this awful habit of describing each and everything thing a character did. He turned off his car and grabbed his notebook and laptop off the passenger seat.
He carried Lucy's suitcase with his free hand, and she followed him into the house. He set his files and computer on the kitchen table and turned on the lights as they moved down the hall to the spare room.
He tossed her suitcase on the queen-sized bed There were so many scenes like that in the books Always stated in the same, dull, trite way. It was so irritating and boring. I don't need to know the details of how a person got out of their car and walked to a store, or how they got dressed in the morning.
And even so, her sentence struture had no variety or complexity in these scenes. There are so many better ways to convey scenes like that. I just couldn't keep my head in the book when the writing was so uninspiring. Overall, a completely lackluster book.
Not worth the time or the money. I read one of her books before, and I remember enjoying it, but that was over a year ago, and I wasn't quiet so critical then.