I succumbed to the hype. Goodreads pushed this book, kindle pushed this book, Flipboard pushed this book, a bunch of Facebook statuses raved about the book. I had to.
Every bit as gripping as the reviews purport it to be, prepare to lock yourself away and read this to the very end. I found it interesting that the estimated time of reading the book was five hours. I didn’t have five solid hours but read this very quickly in the two days where I could grab some time.
I was immediately interested by the fact that the author chose the brave format of writing in first person present tense; a tricky format in novels, known for the risk of losing the readers interest. Well, Paula did well to keep mine.
A great thriller; you delve into the personalities of (mainly) three women, written from each woman’s perspective. A rather dark and shocking perspective at times, I read with morbid fascination pushed along by the masterfully crafted suspense and conflicting theories. A greatly satisfying whodunnit, you are kept on the edge of your seat to the end.
This is not my preferred genre but I have to concede that this book is flipping brilliant.
Rating : 5/5
Want to lose yourself in a story for a day? Read it.