Is it me or is it the book? I fail to understand…
I do not know what to say about this book. I liked the premise and the story line. I liked the twists and the fast pace. I liked how anorexia and bulimia is dealt with.
I liked how the author Barbara Copperthwaite writes the prose. I liked the detailing and the sensitivity. I liked how the characters thought and how they played. I liked the con, the double con and the conner becoming the connee and the connee being in double blind (if such words exist, otherwise I am totally owning them!). I liked the possibilities and permeabilities of the story. I liked how physical abuse can take a toll. I liked how each react to it.
Then came these thoughts which niggled me and wormed into my brain.. Where is the WHAM!! (I am not talking about the band, not many will know them, I am from dark ages). Where is the plot which hits me right between my eyes? Where is the story that steals my breath away? Where is the ending which gives me shivers into the night? Where are my gasps and my screams? Where are my palpitations and heart gallops? Where are the characters which are wolves in sheep’s clothing? Where is the psychology behind this thriller which f*cks my brain?(pardon the French) Where is the WHAM? Hence I ask the question
Is it me or is it the book?
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 3 stars
About the Author
Barbara is the Amazon and USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers INVISIBLE, FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD, THE DARKEST LIES, and HER LAST SECRET. Her latest book is THE PERFECT FRIEND.
More importantly, she loves cakes, wildlife photography and, last but definitely not least, her two dogs, Scamp and Buddy (who force her to throw tennis balls for them for hours).
My name is Alex, and my world has been shattered.
My husband has left me.
My children won’t speak to me.
My friend Carrie is the only person I have.
She’s the only one I can trust to keep all my secrets.
She’d never do anything to let me down.
Publication date : 5th July, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture
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