Like the earlier books in this series, ‘This Isn’t You, Baby’ will keep you in a state of nervous anticipation from beginning to end. I never knew who the “bad guy” was or what would happen next. The suspense was incredible!
Gabriella, aka “Brie”, is the daughter that Gabe abandoned in the last book when he ran off with Hannah. After the murder of her mother, and with her father nowhere to be found, Brie is thrown into the system. Soon after, she is adopted by a wealthy family with a daughter her age.
By all outwardly appearances, Brie has lucked out with her new family. They’re rich and well-known in the community. Everything seems great.
However, the reality is anything but nice. Her new “father” has plans for Brie. He’s in deep with a drug cartel and is not the upstanding citizen that everyone thinks he is. He also has an unhealthy obsession with Brie.
I don’t want to spoil this for anyone, so I won’t give a recap of what takes place. I will say that it went in a different direction than what I had expected. I did not see many of the twists and turns along the way…and there were plenty.
Like it’s predecessors, this story is dark and disturbing. There is mental and emotional abuse, rape, graphic violence, etc. This is not a series for individuals that shy away from dark content.
Yet, it has it’s own vibe. It definitely stands out as it’s own story, even though it’s tied in to the other books loosely. “Old” characters were present, but took a background role. An entire cast of new characters were introduced, breathing new life into the series.
Although this story was hard to read at times, I couldn’t pull myself away. In so few pages, Brie went through hell and back. Her journey has been a difficult one and it doesn’t look like that is going to change anytime soon.
This book ends with a huge cliffhanger. I am dying to find out how the rest of Brie’s story will play out. At the same time, I’m still reeling from the way this book ended. It looks like Ms. Webster will keep my in suspense a while longer.