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.
Sorry you didn’t enjoy this!
From the synopsis and your review, this sounds like the sort of book I would love, haha.
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.