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I wasn't sure how I was going to go with this book given what the husband was accused of but I quite enjoyed it. I liked that it was told from several characters point of view and that it covered how Jean felt then and now. I listened to this and there was an interesting interview between the author and narrator at the end. Looking forward to reading the next one in the series, the series is about Kate the reporter.
A dark and gloomy tale for a dark and gloomy day. The Widow isn‘t anything earth-shattering but it‘s a very readable, intriguing mystery that had me flip flopping in my head to nearly the end. Told from multiple POV and both forwards and backwards in time making it structurally interesting.
Finished this for Thursday's book club. This book is NOT like Gone Girl or Girl on a Train - it's more like "the person napping next to the girl on the train". Very boring. You learn all the info you need to know in ch 1-2 and then nothing happens. It wasn't suspenseful/thrilling. Misleading cover. Competent enough writing but a total snoozefest. A Jodi Picoult-esque treatment would work better, but pedophilia doesn't offer nuanced debate. 1 ?
I wouldn‘t call this book a thriller. It was more of a drawn out explanation of how a crime was committed. It wasn‘t necessarily boring but I don‘t think much happened in the book. I thought it was ok. Planning to continue the Kate Waters series, though. The third book was just released this year.
“The simple lies are the hardest, funnily enough. The big ones seem to just fall off the tongue.”
If you‘re really into character-driven suspense and don‘t mind implied child sex abuse, this may be for you. The former was fairly well done, although the MC becomes less sympathetic as the story moves on. The latter just became a bit much for me - nothing graphic at all, just distressing and depressing - and I made it through to the end only as it was my only audio option in a long car trip.
Help! Just started this on audio and wondering if anyone can tell me if this is going to get graphic and disturbing?? I‘m a bit wrecked and not sure if I can do graphic and disturbing right now. If you‘ve read this, how would you rate the squick factor?
This book wasnt bad. I woulsnt day it's my most favorite thing I've read but it was ok. It picked up at the end for me and even with its grim theme, made me laugh out loud in one part. Im.interested to see how The Child and the Suspect are.
Decided to buy a new notebook for myself for my reading. I am in love.
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A psychological thriller centered around the disappearance of a toddler whose body has not been found. The prime suspect is dead and his wife may or may not know more than she is telling.
The mystery was not especially surprising, but I was interested enough to finish the book.
This is a pretty typical “did he or did he not” story; the twist being that the suspect is dead at the beginning of the book, and we are peeling back layers of the plot through the POV of other characters (the widow, the detective, the reporter, etc). This makes it a more of a character study than a plot drive thriller, so things feel slow and repetitive sometimes. But the characters have their own voice, which kept me going.
This was a pretty good read. It wasn‘t really a mystery of who did the crime. I did like all the different POV‘s and seeing how the detectives connected things together.
Jean was really weird and disconnected most of the time. I think she was this way because her husband always took up all the space. They married when she was young and right on the cusp of her journey of finding herself as a person.
This was a Book Club book. Had to bail there are some subjects that I just can‘t read. The writing wasn‘t bad and at the beginning it held my interest. And then I learned about the main topic.
Got this audiobook through the library and thank goodness I didn‘t waste my own money on this. I think this is supposed to be a thriller, but it was pretty straightforward. Very predictable and no real twists. Also, most of the women in this book were kind of stupid/naive and too dependent on men. This is the second audiobook I‘ve listened to in this genre where that was the case. I hope it‘s not a trend. 2⭐️