Where The Blame Lies by Mia Sheridan

Why do I never prepare myself. I swear every-time that I will and I absolutely just didn't prepare myself for this read and it gutted me.

This is one of those reads that has you hunting for the truth through the entire novel and by the time you get it you are completely shook to the core. This is very hard tor review because I still haven't processed the book. I LOVED every single word, even the terrible ones, but I still haven't processed it. This was one fo those books hat you just can't comprehend the words as you are reading them. You go through the paces but you are so emotionally gutted that you can't bear to completely process what's happening. But this story. The title is absolute perfection. It completely suits it. The author crafted a twisted and dark thriller that also completely healed me but he time we got to the end. This novel had so many twists and turns that I swear I couldn't have guessed the ending if you have bet me hundreds of dollars. I had my guesses, as I always do, and I was completely wrong. Brilliant. Heartbreaking, and beautiful.

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Abducted. Terrorized. Imprisoned. At nineteen-years-old, college student Josie Stratton was kidnapped by a madman and held shackled for ten months in an abandoned warehouse before she finally escaped her hellish prison. Eight years later, when the body of a young woman is found chained in the basement of a vacant house, Cincinnati Police Detective Zach Copeland is instantly reminded of the crime committed against Josie Stratton. Zach was just a rookie on the perimeter of that case, but he’s never forgotten the traumatized woman with the haunted eyes. As more information emerges, the crimes take on an even more sinister similarity. But Josie’s attacker died by suicide. Does the city have a copycat on its hands? A killer who picked up where the original perpetrator left off? Or are they facing something far more insidious? Josie has spent the last eight years attempting to get her life back on track, but now there’s a very real chance she could be the unknown suspect’s next target. As Zach vows to keep her safe, and Josie finds herself responding to him in a way she hasn’t responded to any man in almost a decade, the investigation takes on an even more complex edge of danger. As past and present collide, Josie and Zach are thrust toward a shocking and chilling truth. A revelation that threatens not only Josie’s life, but everything she’s been fighting so desperately to reclaim.