Book Review: What You Never Knew by Jessica Hamilton

What You Never Knew

by Jessica Hamilton

πŸ“·πŸ“·πŸ“· (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

Image Description: A flat lay featuring the book What You Never Knew by Jessica Hamilton as seen on the screen of a tablet. The cover is of a cabin on a lake with misty trees behind it. The title hovers over it in large white letters and a murder of crows fly across the top. In the frame of the flat lay, a hand is seen at the right holding a lit match with two extinguished matches beside it. There is a smattering of blood to to bottom and right of the tablet on a rough wooden background. Four faded Polaroid photos sit to the left of the book, one of which has been burnt at one side.

February has been a real trip thus far. Thank goodness for books, though, amirite? Hope you’re all having a nice weekend!

Best,

Sarah

Published by girlonbooks

My name is Sarah and I can't imagine my life without books. Actually, I can and it's terrible. I'm also into climbing, video games and bothering the nearest cat.

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