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The 2016 debut bloggers can't stop raving about. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Ice Twins
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.
Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace's friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn't Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?
And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?
The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie??
You know how much I love books that are great Thrillers, right? Well . . . this book is it! This book is “THE THRILLER FOR 2016!” termed this by debut bloggers! I do this book truly IS one of the BEST thrillers this year! As long as you like this genre of books, I believe you are going to LOVE this one!! I always LOVE IT when I come across a book as excellent as this book is, and even the way it is written, then it does turn out to be THE book of the year! The adrenaline rush from this thriller practically knocks you over the more we learn as we read along and as the story continues on.
This book had me in it’s grips from the very beginning. We learn that Grace takes care of her sister, Millie, and she has Downs Syndrome. In the nice weather there are musicians who come to their town to play music. Millie loves to dance, so Grace takes her to these concerts and Millie just loves to dance. Grace tries to sit where they won’t interrupt other people and she can allow Millie to dance, but one time at one of those concerts the music really got Millie dancing, got the people around them upset, and Grace couldn’t find Millie for a moment. Next thing she knew was this very handsome man was dancing with Millie bringing her back to Grace. Wa, la! Lost no longer, however, Grace just may have instantly lost her heart to this man named Jack.
This is where this book starts to really hook us into it’s story, and we want to learn more about it now as some strange things start to happen. Also, maybe some of those things in the description start to make a little more sense to you as well. Sometimes we end up reading frantically, as fast as we can because we want to learn more about what this new handsome man is about, and other things. Now the book is slowly starting to let it’s secrets out for us, and this story has gotten into us now, too! This story starts to feel newer, more of a refreshing read, until that stops, and a four letter word called EVIL starts to make it’s magic known. Now we start to stiffen up, hold on stronger to things around us because we know how bad evil is.
Evil does make itself known when it is ready to, and no sooner than when it wants to. Evil has NO boundaries nor limitations, either. Evil does not care if you believe in it or not, evil is just that, evil. Take what is bad, horrid, intentional, or on purpose, and that is evil. You’ll even learn evil has no self conscious. Evil can make itself known in many different ways, and in ways you have NEVER thought it could as well as in ways you are not able to imagine. I have personally lived with evil before, lived with it for a long time, sadly, and this is how I know exactly how the evil in this book was working in all the horrendous ways. With evil, it’s up to the good people to either get away from it themselves, or to force it to go away because evil on it’s own, and/or once it’s found a home, gets comfortable really fast. Evil just does not leave unless it wants to leave. I can also say there are also evils out there that no one even understands. Some types of evil are worse than others as well. Evil can be compared to a worm because they that can get anywhere they want to, inching itself to where it wants to go and they/IT never seem to die off.
Another way to look at evil is that “Evil” can be it’s own character, too. I would HOPE not too many people would like Evil, however, imagine being that person full of evil. It’s frightening! If you know of a person like this, get FAR away from them and FAST! We cannot allow evil to get to the best of us as we can allow it to make us go crazy.
Now we are at a point in this book where the author takes us from being just hooked into this book to us having it sunk it’s claws slowly and deeply into our skin and like the evil, it will literally not allow us out of this story until we read it to the end. This is where we cannot even put this book down, nor is there anything we can do but to finish reading this book. If we don’t finish reading it, it will knaw away at us until we are finally done reading it.
You are probably wondering why I am only referring to the evil in this book and not more. I cannot tell you more about this book or else the more I tell you the more it will ruin this book for you! This book has some amazing things happen, which is what makes this the thriller for this year! It gets a lot darker. I know you are going to be just as surprised as I was while reading this book and learning more as you are going along. You are definitely going to love this! Let loose and go with the flow! If you cannot believe and buy into something that does not seem truly believable, just for the sake of this one book, try to set that feeling aside because in my experience, yes, the most bizarre and unreal things you think could NEVER happen OR be for real, ARE and DO happen!
Now I really want to read this book a second time through for sure! Why? I want to go back over it and see if I can spot where some of the things that happened left a clue that they were coming, as this is that type of book. This is the type of book you want to read a second time after you are done because you think to yourself you never saw this or that coming, or maybe I misunderstood something! This books gets you so engrossed into the story that something will happen that seems like it’s out of the blue, and that is what I want to know if I can spot it again, but this time I want to see if I can see it ahead of time, or if there was any way to see things before they happened.
I would LOVE to, and I WANT to talk more about this book, but I can’t! I can’t tell you anymore about what happened at this or any time! UGH! As I said just above, this book has you in it’s grip and that grip, as I said, gets tighter and tighter as the book goes along. It will never let you go until you read the very last sentence! Truly, this book is an incredible thriller! I hope you enjoy this book as MUCH as I did!
Also, I am NOT going to compare this book with ANY other book out there because it does not even compare with the “story” of any other book, but what they are doing here as they refer to this as being like the next ‘Girl on The Train’ or ‘Ice Twins’ as the large "popularity" of those books, and as those books were "THE" thriller for that time period! (I believe THIS book will be even larger! Just my two cents!)
With that said, remember, keep an open mind as you read this book because what you think might be outlandish or unbelievable may very well BE TRUE! You never know anymore today for what might not sound believable is MORE than true for some people!
Make sure you have plenty of time to read this book, too, because once you start you are not going to want to stop!
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