BOOK REVIEW: The One Who Got Away by L.A. Detwiler

Title: The One Who Got Away
Author: L.A. Detwiler
Publication: February 19, 2020
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Pages: 313

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

Adeline Evans has recently moved into a home for the elderly. A safe space, where she can be cared for.

When she begins to receive cryptic and threatening notes, she is certain that someone is out to get her.

But the residents are warned against listening to a woman who is losing her memory. It would seem Adeline is tormented by the secrets in her past, and that the menace is all in her mind.

Until danger comes down the corridor and starts knocking in the night…


**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Having read an L.A. Detwiler book before, I was all for checking out The One Who Got Away. I love the mystery Detwiler gives the readers and was hoping for another one to grip me!

Full disclosure…. I did not finish this book. I really wanted to. I tried multiple times. I tried putting it down and coming back to it. I talked to my friend who loves books thinking maybe it was just me. As much as I wanted to love this book, I just could not get into it. I firmly believe you should read a book at least a quarter in before decided if you can’t read it. By that point the book should interest you a little. While The One Who Got Away was an interesting idea, the story was just too slow for me. I couldn’t get my grasp.

With all that said, I know from previous books that I do like Detwiler’s stories and her writing. From what I did get through of The One Who Got Away, her style was still there. You really do feel like you are there with the characters. Unfortunately for me, this character didn’t catch me and the story dragged out. I needed it to move a little faster.

I always encourage people to read for himself. Just because I wasn’t loving this book doesn’t mean you won’t, or that you won’t love the next one by the same author. So please check out this book and try it out for yourself.


You can pick up your copy of The One Who Got Away by L.A. Detwiler on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and check your local bookstore. Also add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished. Also check out other books by L.A. Detwiler on her website HERE, including The Widow Next Door, which we reviewed here.

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