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This is the final installment in the Mara Dyer Trilogy. Links to the first and second book reviews are here and here respectively. Anything past this point is a spoiler for those two books.

Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told.

There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.

She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.

She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.

Retribution has arrived.

At the end of the second book, Mara has been sent to an island with a mental hospital on it. Jude has come back, completely, and decides to torture the other kids at the hospital. This causes Mara to bring the building down killing pretty much everyone, including Noah, excluding herself and Jude.

At the beginning of the third book, Mara is in a room with mirrors on all sides. She is being watched and tested on by Dr. Kells.

A lot happens in this book. It gets pretty crazy and scary and just a bit insane at parts. I enjoyed the way this book went though. It could have easily been just a revenge plot line with nothing more added, but there is more, a lot more. Michelle did a good job wrapping this story up. The only problem I have is with how neatly everything ended up. I kind of wish it had ended sadder, which I will talk more about in the spoiler section. Overall, I enjoyed this series and I would definitely recommend it. It was fun while it lasted.

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The murders in this story didn’t really bother me. Since the story was told from Mara’s point of view, it’s easy to understand why she did what she did. Also, they weren’t detailed. The death was quick and the story moved on.

Noah being gone the whole book and Mara obsessing about it was a bit annoying. It had some of that typical “girl who can’t do anything because her love interest is gone,” in the sense that a lot of what she did was to find him, but at the same time, she did everything else too. She did what she had to do, not just for herself and Noah, but also for her friends and family. She didn’t forget that they still exist.

The ending though. I kind of wanted her to just die, let it end there. Make it realistic. Instead she has to come back to life, and then bring Noah back, and she gets her brother back. It just wraps up a little to neat for the mess that was her life. I do like how she decided to write about it though. It gives the idea that this could be a true story.

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