My rating: 5 of 5 stars
4.5 exciting stars to Jar of Hearts! ♥️ ♥️ ♥️ ♥️.5
Jar of Hearts is about three best friends, Angela, Georgina, and Kaiser- one was murdered, one is in prison, and one is searching for answers.
Angela Wong was 16 years old when she went missing, not to be found until 14 years later…
During this time no one ever suspected one of her best friends, Georgina, was involved. But Angela’s remains were found near Georginia’s childhood home, and she has been implicated in some way.
Kaiser is now a police detective, and he discovers that Angela was a victim of Calvin James, a serial killer. It’s not that simple, though. Georgina was involved, obsessively involved, with Calvin at the time of Angela’s death, and she knew what happened to her best friend all this time but said nothing.
And now more bodies have turned up. Whatever really happened is complex and fraught with layers upon layers of secrets.
Jar of Hearts is a well-written, tragic tale of friendship, obsession and murder. There were some graphic scenes that churned my stomach, but the overall pay-off in the form of this compulsively addictive thriller was worth it for me in the end. It was that good. Thriller fans, rejoice! Jennifer Hillier is one to watch!
Thank you to Jennifer Hillier, Minotaur Books/St. Martin’s Press, and Netgalley for the ARC. Jar of Hearts will be released on June 12, 2018.
This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who’s been searching for the truth all these years . . .
When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong—one of the most popular girls in school—disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school.
But fourteen years later, Angela Wong’s remains are discovered in the woods near Geo’s childhood home. And Kaiser—now a detective with Seattle PD—finally learns the truth: Angela was a victim of Calvin James. The same Calvin James who murdered at least three other women.
To the authorities, Calvin is a serial killer. But to Geo, he’s something else entirely. Back in high school, Calvin was Geo’s first love. Turbulent and often volatile, their relationship bordered on obsession from the moment they met right up until the night Angela was killed.
For fourteen years, Geo knew what happened to Angela and told no one. For fourteen years, she carried the secret of Angela’s death until Geo was arrested and sent to prison.
While everyone thinks they finally know the truth, there are dark secrets buried deep. And what happened that fateful night is more complex and more chilling than anyone really knows. Now the obsessive past catches up with the deadly present when new bodies begin to turn up, killed in the exact same manner as Angela Wong.
How far will someone go to bury her secrets and hide her grief? How long can you get away with a lie? How long can you live with it?