This book came up several months ago in a bookish newsletter (one of way too many that I get in my email inbox) and I immediately added it to my “to read” list. Then it was added to our book club list so you know, two birds with one stone and all that. We had our book club meeting last night to discuss this book and it was said that it was “a beach read with substance.” Perfectly said Rachel, perfectly said. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and will most likely pick up more books by this author. From what I heard last night, this isn’t even her best one.
If you like a “suburbia, deep secrets, whodunit, who’s dead?” then this book is for you. It has so many layers (yep, like an onion….thanks Shrek) and so many interesting characters who are actually believable. I was destined to love this book. Add the fact that you don’t even know who died until the end makes for a page-turning dramatic event. One lady in my book club announced that “I figured it out right away, I knew it was him/her.” Well, I didn’t. I was surprised at the ending. Personally I don’t like to overthink what I’m reading. I have to think at work. I don’t want to think when I’m doing something I love in my quest for relaxation. I really don’t want to think so hard I figure it out right away. I’ve done that before and the book just sucks after that. I want to be surprised. I want to turn the pages wondering what’s going to happen on the next one. I highly recommend this one. It was a very easy read and kept my curiosity high. This book delivered.
So if you are up for a “beach read with substance” (thanks Rachel) then this is for you. I definitely plan on picking up more books by this author.