by Catherine Steadman
First of all, I just have to say that if you can read this book on the beach, I recommend it. But if you can’t read it on a beach, pull up a picture of one online, and then read it anyway.
Now, I’m gonna put this out there: it’s a psychological thriller. What does that mean? It means you’ll be on a roller coaster ride inside our main character’s head, and freaking out right along with her as things happen. With this story, it is a fun ride.
I love how misguided, yet vulnerable our protagonist is. She makes some pretty bad decisions. Given that, why would you want to read this? Because we all think about making bad choices at times and it’s actually fun to watch a train wreck if that train wreck is fiction and nobody gets hurt. This is why we read! Seeing how bad decisions play out in fiction motivates us to make better choices IRL.
Just in case you are worried, there is no actual train wreck in this book, I have not given anything away. I love to suspend belief when I read fiction. And there are a few instances where you might not believe what happens in the book could happen in the world today, but you know what? If not completely believable, it was a whirling ride I wanted to take and I loved every minute. Very twisty.
The story asks the question, if millions of dollars were on the line, how far would you go? What would you do?
Now, I’m going to give you the first lines of the book because I love them! This is how you start a story:
“Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave? Wonder no longer. It takes an age.”
The snarky, slightly unreliable narrator’s voice is highly entertaining. She’s a regular person who starts acting like a character in a spy novel. She and her hubby are clueless but brave and maybe stupid. I loved the ending – especially that part about Eddie. Can’t say more than that, don’t want to ruin it, but read it!
Perfect for summer, the beach, and if you can make it happen, an island. But also perfect for this weekend. Want to find your own copy? Click here.
Content: lots of f-bombs, some sex, but not graphic or detailed