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The Accused - Jana Deleon

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The Accused was a really good thriller it managed to keep me guessing and at times majorly freak me out, but the romance let it down.

What The Accused does really well is scare the reader. This is not a horror but there were moments that were really tense and I was sitting in on the edge of my seat whilst reading. All of the dark scary moments happen in a spooky house full of hidden passage ways and entrances. It was a clever move from the author because everything felt safe until we were taken to that house then things got a little tense because you knew something was going to happen.

There was a little touch of the paranormal which was ok but not necessarily needed. I didn’t really feel like it added very much but it didn’t ruin the book either. The suspense/thriller aspects were enough to keep me on edge.

What was really great about The Accused was its ability to keep me guessing. I had no idea who the bad guy was until the end and it really managed to surprise me. Normally I am pretty good at guessing who the killer/bad guy is before the end but this time I was nowhere near.

The characters were both nice. Carter was a good guy and I liked the way he protected Alaina without being pushy. Alaina was strong but not stupid. She didn’t place herself in danger because she was stubborn or wanting to prove herself which is a pet peeve of mine.

My one issue with this book was the romance. It was alright and I thought Carter and Aliana were a good match but there was just no real pace or structure to it. The one sex scene was awkward and difficult. It was generic, short and to be honest should have not been in the book in the first place. It added nothing to the story or the romance.

The Accused it a good, spooky thriller that I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would.

The publisher provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review