Eva MacKenzie packs a punch with this doozy of a psychological thriller. The range of emotions I felt while reading Finding Luca took my breath away. If you want a bone-chilling thriller, you have found it right here.

  • Title: Finding Luca
  • Author: Eva MacKenzie
  • Publisher: Craven Ink Press – Expected publication date 10/29/2020
  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 327
  • Format: eARC
  • Rating: 3/5

Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me a free copy of Finding Luca in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Trigger Warnings: Violence, Murder, Miscarriage, Stillbirth

Synopsis of Finding Luca

An imperfect marriage. . . a devastating lie.

Victoria has waited years for this. . . a positive pregnancy test. She can’t forget what it took to get here, and what she is willing to do to make things work.

Until the day a man contacts her, causing her to face her biggest fear. Losing Luca. Gripped by fear, she obey’s a madman and his demands. Will she survive this destructive mind game, or will she lose it all?

What are the bounds of a mother’s love?

Quoted from Goodreads

My Review of Finding Luca

Victoria has wanted a baby since she was 20 years old. After years of fertility issues, she becomes pregnant. But, her husband doesn’t want the baby. The impact of this information is gut-wrenching to Victoria. No one will ever expect what comes next.

There isn’t much I can say without giving spoilers. Yet, I do want to say that I felt physically ill while reading this novel. The suspense builds and builds but gives nothing away. There is no relief until the last quarter of the book.

I did not enjoy this feeling. I kept reading, hoping for some tidbit of the mystery to unfold, but it never came. My anxiety levels were through the roof. My heart was racing, and I felt nauseous. Unfortunately, not in a good way. With every word I read, I begged for it to be over.

Then, we get the truth, and it is as bizarre as the mystery itself. I didn’t click with the book at all. 

Eva MacKenzie’s, Buried in My Past made me fall in love with psychological thrillers. But, Finding Luca reminded me why I never liked them in the first place.

It is with a sad heart that I award Finding Luca 2 out of 5 stars. If you love a good psychological thriller, you will love this book. But heed my warning, you need to have a good 5 or 6 hours to read because you won’t be able to put the book down. Whether that is good or bad, I leave to you.

You may enjoy Buried in My Past also by Eva MacKenzie

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    1. It really is a great book for those who love this type of book, and I loved her last book. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but the ending made me shake my head and sigh.

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