All the mind-f***ery you’ve come to expect from the Mara Dyer series is back and then some in The Reckoning of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin, the second book of the Shaw Confessions.
Noah Shaw doesn’t think he needs his father’s inheritance.
Noah believes there’s something off about the suicides in his visions.
Noah is convinced that he still knows the real Mara Dyer.
He does not.
Everyone thought the nightmare had ended with Mara Dyer’s memoirs, but it was only the beginning. As old skeletons are laid bare, alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken, and no one will be left unscarred.
Picking up where the last book left off, The Reckoning of Noah Shaw largely focuses on Noah and Goose, as they depart from the rest of their group and return to England. The friendship between these two is really the star of this book, and their banter and camaraderie help relieve some of the tension when the rest of the plot ramps up.
If you’ve read the Mara Dyer trilogy and the first book in this series (and I seriously hope you have if you’re picking up this book, otherwise, WTF are you even doing here?), then you know that things are never as they seem. Noah pretty much doesn’t trust anything or anyone at this point (and honestly, who can blame him?). But left in a situation where he can do nothing or go along with what others ask of him, Noah goes along to see what he can uncover.
And Noah uncovers a lot. As much as Hodkin likes to f*** with her characters (and her readers), she does deliver some answers in The Reckoning of Noah Shaw — albeit, while laying out new questions and crazy plot twists at the same time.
The Reckoning of Noah Shaw may be the twistiest addition to this series yet, but with some shocking revelations and an insane cliffhanger, it promises to deliver one doozy of a finale in the third book.
The Reckoning of Noah Shaw is in stores now.
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