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Release Date: May 2, 2017
Genre: Murder Mystery. Psychological Thriller.
There were a ton of things running through my mind as I was reading this one and at first I honestly didn't think I would like it. In fact, I almost had a DNF with this one. For one, I found the dual point of views (and there were many) to be very confusing and I didn't catch up with them until I was 40% in. Even then I had to sit back and think about who was "talking" when I saw the names which was hard because these chapters are not long and every one was from a different point of view. However, once I got to thinking about the plot and after I it the 55% mark I found that things really turned around. First, the plot got super exciting. When everything was coming into place in terms of the "who" "what" "why" and so on, I became riveted to the pages. The person who I thought was responsible for everything turned out NOT to be the bad guy, and the one person who I never expected WAS. The characters, while a bit dark and broody (much like those in the authors debut, The Girl on the Train) had been placed perfectly in the book which for me, added to the entire atmosphere of the story. And the ending? Well, it was fantastic! The bad guy got what was coming for him and all of the characters had an ending which was tied up in a neat little bow for us. I felt very satisfied with how the author brought everything together.
For obvious reasons I cannot go into the plot because mystery books like this one should be read for themselves. But I did find it to be an overall good read albeit with some minor flaws that a reader like me had a hard time with. This isn't to say that everyone will feel like this, but for me, too many POV's can really boggle down the story which is what affected me the most. I also want to mention that the cover saved this book from a 3 star rating because it's absolutely gorgeous and deserves a lot of cover love. I mean WOW LOOK AT IT? I adore it to pieces!!!
What that, this book would be perfect for readers who like clever murder mysteries and for those who like and ending that you won't see coming. I know this is a must have for many fans of the genre so this may be a perfect boo for you. I also think this book would pair well with fans of the authors debut novel, The Girl on the Train, and for anyone who enjoys a psychological thriller.