One of the best books I have read this year! Wonderland is a thriller bound to become a classic. As a theme park employee myself, I felt attracted to this story from the beginning. And I can say that I'm glad I did, for it was a very pleasant read.
This story is about the secrets hidden in a small town, whose major attraction is a theme park called Wonderland. As with all theme parks, there is an external appearance of a happy place, full of laughter, rides, and food. But this park is full of secrets, and they all star unraveling after an unfortunate incident is discovered on a faithful morning.
A new deputy chief just moved to town, and her new set of eyes is all it takes to start peeling the layers behind the not so pleasant story of Wonderland. How deep does the rabbit hole go? Very deep, and with every page turned new secrets are discovered, and the way you look at the characters in the story keeps evolving until you realize who is who.
I don't think I ever got tired of reading this book. After a couple of days I was about halfway through it, when I decided I could not finish the day without finishing it. Jennifer Hillier did a magnificent job introducing the town of Seaside, and it's cast of characters. The mystery is fresh enough not to feel recycled, and the end was not as predictable as I had expected. This would make a great movie!
I very much recommend this book to anyone that enjoys thrillers, and stories about theme parks. Thankfully the one I work in is nothing like Wonderland!
Finished on: August 21, 2015
Days reading: 4
My rating: 5/5
** I received a free copy of this book as an ARC by the author/publisher in exchange of a honest review.