I was contemplating whether this would become one of my favourites as I felt a little conflicted about the ending. BUT. I have to give this a 5/5 and a spot on my all time favourites shelf given how unique, complex and mind blowing this was. I thoroughly enjoyed this and coudn’t put it down.
What I loved
- The unique premise and execution. The complexity and the layers in the plot was amazing. I was so engrossed in the investigation, always kept guessing and throughout there were bread crumbs and discoveries that piqued my curiosity.
- The characters. I find in Whodunit novels, there is typically at least 1 unlikeable and shallow character in an attempt to throw readers in every direction to keep us guessing. However, the characters in this were done so well! They were complex and made more interesting as their personality was mixed between the host and Aiden. Although the host’s personality comes through, we get glimpses of Aiden’s true self as he reacts to his/host’s emotions.
- The last ~20% were non stop twists and revelations, I was absolutely at the edge of my seat and the final reveal was mind blowing. I loved the explanation of Blackheath and Aiden and Anna’s past. I wanted to know more!
What I’m conflicted about:
- The ending. There were some massive revelations that I thought were glossed over too fast and easily.
Summary: Timeline and Ending
I have created a timeline for all of Aiden’s host. The numbers indicate sequence in which he inhabited them. Please note that the timing is a best guess only and I have written the time where possible. What did you think of the ending?