Nary such a jumpy book have I read before! Nooo my kindle did not jump but the characters and timelines did. And I struggled to really get my head around all of them. Ah well…
Andi and Camilla became friends in college, it felt like Camilla had targeted Andi and played to her feelings, and they lived together along with two others. A party and a tragedy caused two to die, one to commit suicide and the last to survive. 17 years later, story talks about Andi’s marriage and her kids and her routine life till she is stalked on Twitter… Sheesh I tell you… This social media… Ah well…
My first read by Sarah Simpson, and the story just dragged on, very, very slow. Within the first 20% I had guessed the plot, then it was just a matter of being proved right. It started as a thriller till the last few pages, where it became a women’s fiction full of sadness and pathos. If only all the women had been honest and straight, tragedies wouldn’t have occurred… And then this book wouldn’t have been written too. Ah well…
I didn’t like the characters or their friends or the husband. The writing was great but didn’t emote all the feelings and didn’t give off a vibe of a thriller. Should have had a faster pace and better formating of timelines.. I had unanswered questions too. Oh yes, there was a mysterious therapist with a mysterious past, I didn’t know why her past was significant… Maybe it was a red herring.. Ah well…
I liked the cover though I didn’t know its significance in story… Ah well…
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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Andi met Camilla at university. Instantly best friends, they shared everything together. Until their long-planned graduation celebration ends in tragedy…
Years later, Andi is living a seemingly perfect life on the rugged Cornish Coast with her loving husband, happy children and dream home. Yet Andi is haunted by a secret she thought only she knew.
Someone out there is bringing Andi’s deepest fears to life. And she knows there’s no escaping the past that has come back to haunt her…
You trusted me with your secrets, you told me everything, you thought I was your best friend… but you have no idea WHO I AM.
Publication Date: 6th November 2018
Hahaha…. I still don’t have any of my answers and I can’t read the book again
Thank you for an honest review, Shalini. It was so refreshing to read it.
Ah well…. I struggled with this book😂
The premise is so chilling. Sorry this one didn’t work for you. Your jumpy read 😉
I jumped all around 😂😂
That’s great review for 3 star book 😍
Awww thank you 3 star is 6 out of ten… That’s 60 out 100 so first class 😂😂
oh man, you are having a spat of bad luck. hope your next read is a winner
I am not getting a man in real life too… 😂 😂
well, at least the synopsis does sound interesting.
True that.. How you doing, Jina?
I’m well, thanks for asking. Catching up on blogging and most of what i missed.
have fun blog hopping
This sounds like it was quite the bumpy reading ride!
Just a wee bit 😂😂
it was not much of a thriller then☹️
Nahhh.. And if it was I didn’t understand 😂
I like that you’re a reviewer who doesn’t hesitate to post a negative review about a book! Your honest opinion is much appreciated. I already wasn’t very interested but this makes me feel even happier I didn’t request it. Thanks Shalini!
Awww Inge thank you so much… These were my feelings when I read it… Others have liked it.. I am glad you didn’t pick it up
Aw no, shame the characters weren’t quite up to par with the writing! And I love that you guessed where the plot was going less than 1/4 of the way into the book 😂
Thank you so much ❤️ it was a bit obvious 😂
Guessing where it would be heading that early and then feeling like you’re reading women’s fiction? I’d have hated that sooooo much! 🙁 Nice review though!
It spoke about pain and other mushy feelings about women who have killed 😂😂
Ah well…at least the cover looks good and there is that mysterious therapist who sounds kinda interesting 😀 For real though, sorry this one didn’t quite deliver.
Yeah I wanted to know more about her 😂
The book sounds like it had so much more potential.. I hate when stories drag on. Good and fair review darling 💕
Thank you ❤️ it was different 😂
You’re welcome 😘
Thank you ❤️
I love your honesty!
Thank you so much Didi… How are you?
Running around like a chicken with its head chopped as usual lol. Aww the life of a busy mom/wife/writter/job-juggler 😉 how are you?!
I am good… I don’t have the above careers but my time management is not very good… 😂 😂
HAHAHA Then I’d say we’re still in the same boat 😉
no, no, no, can’t call it a thriller if it drags. that sounds more like a cozy. OOPS! you didn’t hear me say that! regardless, you do justice by that excellent, inciteful review and had to agree with every one of your points. really, i have to like at least one of the characters.
It wasn’t a cozy… 😂 😂 But I was more interested in what happened in that therapist’s life.. Alas I never came to know…
Nice honest review Shalini. You can’t love them all. At least it wasn’t so bad that you DNF it.
I have started to DNF books but this one I could read.. 😂
I like your review, Shalini. No airs or pretenses, just a good, honest, accessible review. Thank you.
Thank you so much Cynthia… What are you reading now?
Just finished reading Woman of God, an adventure story with faith and doubt as one of its themes. By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Nice writing technique but could have been more credible.
I have heard of it. I used to read his books, I am finding James Patterson books have lost its old charm. The ones in combination with others, I haven’t tried them yet
Is it a factory?
There are many of them he writes in combination with other authors but they don’t have the authentic James Patterson charm