This book caught my attention after I saw my sister reading the first one, The Edge of Normal. It was scary and fascinating and What Doesn't Kill Her was just as good if a little better.
Reeve's worst nightmare comes true when she finds out that the man who kidnapped her has escaped, is on the move and killing people again. When the police can't find or stop him she takes it upon herself to do the job and gets thrown into a deadly game that will only have one outcome.
I loved Reeve when she put aside her own terror and faults and decided to help Tilly after they found her and brought her home. Reeve in many ways to me is a selfless person, she helps others even when she really doesn't want to. Going after Flint is just another way of proving that. I mean really what victim do you know will willingly go after their kidnapper because the police can't find them? Reeve is tough and deserves a peaceful life live.
Reeve LeClaire is a college student, dammit, not Daryl Wayne Flint's victim. Not anymore-not when Reeve is finally recovering a life of her own after four years of captivity.
Flint is safely locked up in Olshaker Psychiatric Hospital, where he belongs. He is walking the grounds of the forensic unit, performing his strange but apparently harmless rituals. It seems that he is still suffering the effects of the head injury he suffered in the car crash that freed Reeve seven years ago. Post-concussive syndrome, they call it.
For all that Flint seems like a model patient, he has long been planning his next move. When the moment arrives, he gets clean away from the hospital before the alarm even sounds. And Reeve is shocked out of her new life by her worst nightmare: Her kidnapper has escaped. Less than 24 hours later, Flint kills someone from his past--and Reeve's blocked memories jolt back into consciousness. As much as she would like to forget him, she knows this criminal better than anyone else. When Flint evades capture, baffling authorities and leaving a bloody trail from the psychiatric lock-up to the forests of Washington state, Reeve suddenly realizes that she is the only one who can stop him.
Reeve is an irresistibly brave and believable heroine in Carla Norton's heart-stopping new thriller, What Doesn't Kill Her, about a young woman who learns to fight back.
“… a breathtaking climax… A nonstop thriller.” ~ Booklist (starred review)