My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I don’t know how I feel about this novel. It’s certainly kept my attention and created a situation that I really wanted to see the outcome of.
But it wasn’t really a psychological thriller it was more family drama that made me a little frustrated.
Gemma has a hard time relating to her daughter Rosie, Who frequently throws fits and get some screaming matches with Gemma. When Rosie attract the attention of a nosy neighbor things start to spiral out of control, both for Gemma and the neighbor, Mira.
There wasn’t any mystery to this novel and it wasn’t necessarily a thriller, which leads me to describe as more of a family drama. You’re invested in how everything turns out, but there’s no big reveals which you’re trying to figure out throughout the novel like a regular thriller; I hope that makes sense.
And I was absolutely invested in the characters and their situation. I wanted to find out how they all ended up. And it was pretty good; I think the final chapters were actually some of the best.
But it wasn’t mysterious or too creepy. It just was like soap opera, giving you a look into the world of the characters. In that, I think the cover is a little misleading.
Plus the characters of Mira and Rosie were very annoying. I couldn’t get into them – both seemed to have a knack for just making things incredibly worse.
Bottom line: If you like dramas, particularly family-centered issues, you will probably like this book. If you’re looking for a suspenseful thriller, look elsewhere.