An awesome chilling book, I loved how psychotic the guy is without even knowing it. I loved it, I already started on the sequel. Review coming to blogAn awesome chilling book, I loved how psychotic the guy is without even knowing it. I loved it, I already started on the sequel. Review coming to blog this week....more
This review was originally posted on my blog LoveThyBook I had some big expectations for this book, mostly because I heard that it was similar to GoneThis review was originally posted on my blog LoveThyBook I had some big expectations for this book, mostly because I heard that it was similar to Gone Girl, which I liked a lot, but sadly it was really disappointing. Right from the start I didn't like it, I just couldn't connect with the characters, they weren't developed well and didn't seen real to me. I thought I was going to like it at some point, but that quickly died down. This is not a thriller, there is no suspense at all, we are basically told the ending in the first few lines of the book so that really took the thrill out of it for me. The rest I just listened to just in case it would get better.
The main characters, Jodi and Todd take turns telling their story, and how their relationship took a turn for the worse. She is a psychologist who apparently has more problems then all her clients combined, and I don't even remember what he does for a living, I just didn't care. He cheats and she does little things to get revenge. She takes his keys so he can't get in the building. She even goes as far as drugging him, and then pretends like nothing happened. I understand what it's like to get cheated on, and what it's like to get some sweet revenge, oh it feels so good, and this book would have been perfect if it had some more suspense and more drama, but it was just boring. I didn't care for the characters, and I didn't care for what happened to them I guess that's where Gone Girl was different, I didn't like those characters either but they were more thrilling, more suspenseful, I was curious what the big climax was going to be. With this story I just didn't care. I listened to it till the end, and I really don't remember what happens, I just remember not being impressed at all. So if you want to read it just because you heard that it's the new Gone Girl, it's not. You might like it, but it's not Gone Girl....more
This review was originally posted on my blog LoveThyBook Image a perfect mom, someone who has everything under control, someone who is better thanThis review was originally posted on my blog LoveThyBook Image a perfect mom, someone who has everything under control, someone who is better than you. Now imagine being the person responsible for her daughters disappearance. Yikes!!
The author does a terrific job with this story, it's not told from the perspective of the parents of the missing girl, or from the girl herself but from everyone else involved. It's not so much about her abduction, more about everyones lives and how they got affected by it. We get to see how the detective thinks, and the mother who is blamed for the disappearance, and the missing girls father, and we learn that he has a second family. Do any of these things have anything to do with her kidnapping. Because she isn't the only one that is gone. Or has she simply run away?
I really liked this book, I was constantly guessing what could have happened. Thinking everyone is a suspect, and never expecting the twist that the author throws at us. I guess some people could see it coming, guess what happened to the girl, but not me. It's not a huge book, I got through it pretty quickly, and it held my attention the whole time I was reading it. I think the characters were great, well developed and given that we only see glimpses of some they are still memorable.
I do recommend this book to others, I don't think this will be on my top favorite books of all time, but it was an enjoyable read and I'm glad I read it. So go pick up a copy and read it....more
This book is great, I made a lot of notes and highlighting. I will be going back to this book for references, as well as tips. And also I realizedThis book is great, I made a lot of notes and highlighting. I will be going back to this book for references, as well as tips. And also I realized that I have been making some mistakes when writing reviews, but on the other had this is just for my blog. I will never be a professional book reviewer....more