TRULY MADLY GUILTY
I have torn through every single Liane Moriarty book that I have opened. It's like a force sucking you in and turning the pages at warp speed. This book was no different. I devoured it waiting to figure out the mystery twist, and even once the "thing" was revealed I couldn't put the book down. The way Moriarty crafts her characters makes them 3D and vibrant. They feel like real people that I know and have met. Unlike the book I had just finished prior to reading this one, I rooted for each character in this book. I understood each of their motivations, and I feared what they each feared. She paints the struggles of women in such a relatable fashion, and the exploration of adult friendship is spot on.
While this is arguably not my favorite book of hers (because I had a few nightmares about it), I still would highly recommend it. I will be seeking out the others by her that I haven't read next on my list.
I picked up this book because I have read several others by Mary Kubica (see my post on Every Last Lie). So far each book that I have read keeps the same writing technique of telling the story from both the before and after point of view. This is not an uncommon strategy in popular fiction right now. However, this was probably my least favorite of all of her books. I didn't feel like I was rooting for anyone in this story. In fact, I was a little perturbed at all of the characters actions. I finished the book because I rarely abandon one once I have committed, but it wasn't one that I will be shouting for my friends to read.
I am a High School English teacher. I like to read mostly fiction because it creates an escape from reality. The way the author can paint a picture with words is always something that I crave.