Monday, July 21, 2014

Lost Souls

Kristi Bentz has escaped death twice already and she is only 27, but she cannot seem to stay away from danger.  it continues to find her where ever she goes.  Despite the dangers that follow her around, Kristi still holds on to her dream of being a true crime writer.  After three girls disappear from All Saints College, she decides to enroll and follow their steps to write a book of their disappearances.  Everyone around considers the missing "lost souls" who have ran away from their problems.  But Kristi feels there is more to the story than people know.

A new professor has come to the campus and has gained a following from the students for his class "The Influence of Vampirism in English Literature" and his morality plays. Along with this new teacher and his questionable classes and plays, there are also rumors of a dark cult where members wear vitals of blood around their necks.  Kristi is trying to emerge herself into their world to learn more of the disappearances of these girls, one of whom lived in the apartment Kristi now lives in.

Kristi has placed herself in even more danger once more and now must play a game with the killer.  The killer is more cunning and blood-thirsty than anyone could ever imagine.  Is there a link between the class, the play, cult and the disappearances? Or is Kristi looking too far into the coincidences.

This was the first time I read a novel by Lisa Jackson.  While the story was interesting, it was too slow for me. It was a good read while laying on the beach, but it seemed a little too predictable at times.  There are too many coincidences that the story relies on.  The idea of Kristi purposely following the footsteps of the missing girls like taking the same classes they did, trying to join the mysterious cult or even being a part of the morality plays makes it completely predictable as of to how the novel will end.

Pros:  Interesting storyline and great character development
Cons:  The story was slow to develop and progress

Bottom Line:  It is a good read to just relax and enjoy reading.

Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars

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