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Jar of Hearts

A suspenseful thriller that will hold you captive till the last page is turned.


SUMMARY Jar of Hearts captures you on the first page, with the trial of the Sweetbay Strangler, Calvin James. He is on trial now, for the murder of sixteen-year-old Angela Wong fourteen years ago. Her body was just found, only half a mile away from her home. Georgina, Angela’s best friend is in the witness box—a witness for the prosecution—to shed light on the events of the night Angela was murdered. Georgina is sentenced to five years in prison and Calvin will go away for life for killing Angela and three other women. But before he does, he slips Georgina a note right after she testifies. What did the note say, and what did it mean?

Calvin had been Georgina‘s first love fourteen years ago when she was sixteen and he was 21. Georgina knew what happened to Angela fourteen years ago, but she told no one. She kept the secret of Angela‘s death, until she was arrested and sent to prison. Now she has served her time and has been released. While everyone thinks they know the truth, there are even more dark secrets about that fateful night that no one can even imagine. And now new bodies are beginning to show up, killed in the same manner as Angela.

REVIEW JAR OF HEARTS has a perfect blend of well-developed characters. The beautiful and popular girl, her best girlfriend, the bad boy turned serial killer, and the girls’ skinny, acne-face friend, Kaiser, now a handsome detective with the Seattle PD all coalesce to propel this nail-biting story. You’ will have love-hate feelings about each of them at some point in the story. Author JENNIFER HILLIER has skillfully crafted a story that flows fast and easy and is cleverly layered between the past and the present. It has just the right amount of suspense, surprises and twists to keep you entertained for hours. And who doesn’t like a suspenseful thriller with a dark and twisted ending? The film rights for Jar of Hearts were purchased earlier this year, so you better read it now. You know the book is always better than the movie!

All of Jennifer Hillier books are set in the Seattle area where she lived for eight years. She was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and has returned to live there once again. She has written five novels. She writes about dark and twisted people who do dark and twisted things. Jar of Hearts is no different!

Thanks to NetGalley, Minotaur Books, and Jennifer Hillier for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Publisher Minotaur Books Publication Date June 12, 2018

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