Unpopular opinion: This thriller just didn’t thrill me.
The Good: It was a quick read with two unreliable narrators. I did enjoy not knowing what was real and not real, who was lying and who was telling the truth. Or was it like that saying that the truth lies somewhere in between? I thought the storytelling was amazing. I think the cover is really evocative of the story.
But: I hated the characters. I couldn’t get invested in either Aidan or Caroline and it just didn’t gel together for me. And I guessed the ending. I don’t mind unlikeable characters in general, but usually I need someone to be invested in and I found myself not caring about either one of them.
I wrote this review awhile ago and I know many people loved this book, but I need to keep it real, especially on my own blog. Looking back, this was a quick read and it kept me engaged, but I haven’t really changed my mind about it. This was not a bad book, by any stretch of the imagination. It just wasn’t my favorite thriller.
To be fair, maybe I was expecting too much. I read a lot of thrillers and this one just wasn’t for me. That doesn’t mean another reader won’t enjoy it. Give it a try. You may like the ride and the storytelling. This book publishes on July 23rd. Thank you to NetGalley and St Martins Press for a copy in exchange for an honest review.