My Review - 3
I really enjoyed the first half of the book, a cop who had been through hard times, lived on the streets, worked through it and now is trying to prove he can have his daughter full time. Mark is a little hot headed but we realise this is a coping mechanism that needs to be reformed. He is so close to getting his daughter when we are caught by surprise with an unspeakable scene, immediately catches your attention and puts you on edge.
Mark ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, acting as a good Samaritan with the responsibility of a cop. He gets involved in what looks like an innocent situation. Those from the top don't like it and make his life hell with one tragic decision.
In order to prove his worth and the continuation of meeting his personal goal, his daughter, he starts investigating informally.
This is where the book took a dive for me. I do not enjoy dystopian, other world type books and I felt this one went to far to the unbelievable. I think sticking to a true secret experiment would have been more believable and getting a more in depth reason on why would have helped.
It all came together at the end but I really didn't enjoy the second half at all and had issues with story connections. Some scenes could have been better and history of characters should have been more flushed out.
I did enjoy the concept of using homeless people and the experiment undertaken. Also, it felt like two books into one, I just didn't buy this mix of genres.