My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
-Christina Perri (Jar of Hearts lyrics)
These lyrics perfectly capture the essence of this book which also happens to be titled Jar of Hearts. It challenges readers to ask the question, “how far would I be willing to go for love?”
When Geo meets Calvin it is love at first sight. But during a night when Calvin proves that he is not the man she thinks he is, Geo will make a decision that will alter the course of her life forever.
Jennifer Hillier had me guessing everything up until the very end. The twists were well thought out, the characters were unique and well developed, and the ending was a shocker. I listened to this book in a matter of a few car rides and never wanted to get out of the car when I got to my final destination. The narrator, January LeVoy, did a great job portraying Geo as well as the other characters in the book. She definitely held my interest and breathed the characters to life.
Overall, this book had a total Karin Slaughter vibe. It was bold and graphic and dangerous. Jennifer Hillier really went for it and didn’t hold back for the sake of censorship. This is one of my favorite elements of Karin Slaughter’s work and now of Jennifer Hillier’s. Would definitely recommend this book, but caution; it is not for the faint of heart.