Although I’m not sure why I was stunned when I finished this Kelly Hunter novel because I KNOW just how brilliant she is. I guess my oh-my-god reaction was because THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY is by far her best book yet.
Or it could be that this book tackles a subject that fascinates me at the moment. Yes, I know the cover is all pretty colours and balloons and sunshine but trust me this book deals with some heavy and heartbreaking issues.
From the first line – “There were limits – but Logan couldn’t remember what they were.” - I was completely hooked.
Logan is trying desperately hard not to give in to his darker side and issues from his childhood he hasn’t been able to get past.
The neat twist is that Evie/Angie isn't trying to "cure" him of his obsessive nature. She's irresistibly drawn to Logan’s darker side and goes into the relationship half dreading consequences that could well be her undoing.
Watching these two try to find the balance on this knife-edged emotion was incredibly riveting throughout the book. The Kelly Hunter touch of humour and well-rounded secondary characters – witnessing Logan’s brother Max’s dealing with his own personal angst - was a delightful bonus.
This is a fantastic book – don’t take my word for it. It’s currently #70 on the Amazon contemporary fiction charts and I predict it’s going to keep soaring because It’s. Just. That. Good.
If you haven’t a Kelly Hunter book yet, this is one to start with. Truly, I’m yet to read any book of hers that hasn’t made the reader in me sigh with satisfaction and the writer in me groan with pure green envy! So, go buy it now!