I finished this book in two days. For me, that's pretty dang quick and usually means forfeiting much-needed hours of sleep and disregarding some of those pesky adult things like laundry or cleaning. This book was really good, like if The Nightingale and Where the Crawdads Sing got together and had a baby, it would be this novel.
The story kept me guessing right up until the reveal at the end, but I was disappointed and let down by the twist and the killer's motivations. It was mentioned in the book how the killer was almost theatrically going for the shock factor with the murders and the way the bodies were positioned. Seems to me that maybe the author was doing the same thing, but it just didn't hold water for me.
Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and the Health of Our Nation by Linda VillarosaPublished by: Doubleday BooksPublish Date: June 14, 2022Genre(s): Non-Fiction, Racism, Medical HistoryHB&W Rating: 4View on GoodreadsBuy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository Synopsis In 2018, Linda Villarosa's New York Times Magazine article on maternal and infant mortality … Continue reading Under the Skin
The only thing really carrying this story was Molly herself, but that was plenty for me, as I really liked her. For other people, it may not be enough, though. This is not a deep-thinking book. There's no pulse-pounding thrills, nothing too complex, just plain easy reading with a feel-good ending.
I'm not entirely sure what I just read. Like seriously, I finished it a couple of nights ago and I am still left scratching my head on this one.
I have been on a real thriller kick lately, but some of the ones I have read have left me anything but thrilled. The premise of this one sounded super creepy, and wasn't what I was expecting at all!
I have to say that she drew [Luc] VERY well. He's a very interesting character, equal turns subtly and overtly sinister, and the way she describes him as "unfolding" was creepy AF.
While I enjoyed this book, it didn't quite have the same spark as the previous book in the series. While the first book was light and fun, this one was definitely more serious. Still, I really enjoyed hanging out with Finn and Vero again and seeing what they are getting themselves into.
There was a dark, Hitchcockian feel to the setting that lent to the evilness of the apartment building, and for about the first third of the book, I was excited to see how this unfolded. However, on the whole, this book was a bit underwhelming.
The real life mystery of what really happened during the 11 days that Agatha Christie went missing remains unsolved, the truth dying with Agatha and perhaps her ex-husband, Archie. Still, the mystery has provided much speculation and spawned entertaining tellings of what might have happened, as in this novel.