(3.5 / 5)
Ahhh psychological thrillers… My favourite of all genres!! I liked this new psychological thriller from Frank Freudberg. It was well written and engaging.
Lock Gilkenney is a passionate child advocate. He works for the department of child services and responds to an anonymous complaint. When he gets there to investigate he is immediately attracted to the mother of the children Natalie. Natalie’s husband Witt is trouble, causing lots of problems for Natalie and vindictively attempting to take the children from her. Natalie needs help, and Lock might just be able to give it to her. But unfortunately helping her will lead to Lock being dragged into a dark story of deceit, lies, betrayal and murder. All is not what it seems.
Baby Please Don’t Go was written really well, easy to read and very easy to get addicted to. I really enjoyed the first half, it was fascinating and exciting. I was desperate to know what was going to happen! Unfortunately the second half fell a bit flat for me. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first half. However It was still a good read! It just lacked the excitement, thrill and mystery of the first half.
The characters. Man, what can I say?? Talk about STUFFED UP!! Lock, lovely lock with his MANY demons. So vulnerable. I felt for him so much, especially in the first half of the book. By the second half however I was a bit sick of his naivety. I was getting frustrated by his weakness and felt like his character didn’t really do much developing through the book. However he was so damaged, that perhaps there was no way for him to grow.
Natalie… WOW! Makes Amy from Gone Girl look like a saint! Hats off to the author for writing one of the most selfish, screwed up human being I have ever read about! I absolutely loved how AWFUL she was! Loved to hate her! I liked all the other characters, and there weren’t too many of them which was really refreshing.
I just found it such a shame about the second half. It just lost momentum. All the characters started to become totally unbelievable and I totally lost compassion and empathy for Lock. I wasn’t a big fan of the ending either. it didn’t really have any resolution of sorts, it just sort of ended.
Would I recommend it?
If you like psychological thrillers with extremely messed up characters, absolutely. It was worth reading!
Big thanks to Maxine from Booklover Catlady Publicity and the author for a copy of Baby Please Don’t Go for me to review.
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