Tilda Moss finds herself in a hospital bed trapped in a coma. She can’t remember the events of the past few days. She can see and hear the conversations around her, but Tilda can’t reach out to let people know she is still there.
Tilda’s family and the inspector try to figure out what happened that night and who is responsible. The author drops little clues and throws in twists so that the reader is left suspecting many possibilities from the full cast of characters.
The Key of All Unknown by K A Hitchins did not meet my expectations. Many of my fellow reviewers loved this book, including Rose, but it just didn’t work for me.
The entire book is from Tilda’s perspective, trapped in a body on a bed. It made me claustrophobic to imagine it (which is great that I felt as Tilda did). We get glimpses of Tilda’s memory as it works through the days leading up to her accident. I was supposed to have this book read and reviewed at the end of March, well here it is the middle of April. The book was just slow and so little going on that I was almost bored.
My biggest issue with this book is the ‘love story’ between Tilda and Michael. I’m not an insta love fan, and Tilda fell hard for Michael. It turns into an obsession for her, neglecting her own personal life and the research she was so committed to. Throughout the whole time she was in a coma, it seemed Tilda only worried and obsessed over Michael.
The Key of All Unknown by K A Hitchins receives 2.5 stars.
This book was read for my monthly book club with Finding Land.
Thank you to BookGobbler for sending me my free copy in exchange for an honest review. The Key of All Unknown is free on their website.