What You Never Knew
by Jessica Hamilton
📷📷📷 (three stars as rated in cameras with the pesky habit of photographing stuff you’d rather no one else knew about)
I was given a free Advanced Reader Copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Alright, I thought this book was pretty fun. I’ll admit, the story itself was fairly predictable. Still, it managed to throw a couple of curve balls at me near the end and I was pleasantly surprised by the “who-dun-it.” The classic tropes of thrillers are tropes for a reason; because they work. So I can’t really fault this book for relying on a lot of the old standards. The author did a good job of developing a creepy atmosphere and keeping me engaged. There were a few relationships that I wish had been better cleared up near the end, though. Regardless, this is almost exactly the kind of read I want with me on an airplane so if you’re looking for an easy “beach read” sort of book, then this was a fairly good one.
Content warnings for this book: death of a parent, death of a sibling, divorce, depression, mental illness, harassment, death of an animal, toxic relationship with a parent, dysfunctional family, infidelity, attempted murder, kidnapping, general violence, missing persons
February has been a real trip thus far. Thank goodness for books, though, amirite? Hope you’re all having a nice weekend!