It’s been a while since I delved into a good physcological thriller. In fact the last thriller I read was “You” by Caroline Kepnes, which left a bitter taste in my mouth. I have considered writting a review on it, but everyone who reads this blog knows how much I dislike it. Ironically enough, thriller/suspense are one of my favorite genres, I just don’t tend to read an abundance of them.
I don’t know that this is so much a review, as it is a jumble of thoughts. Just a fore-warning, this may be spoilerish. I never promise spoiler-free reviews or discussion bc I never know what I am going to write until I sit down to write it. This book, however, I don’t think there is a way to effectively talk about it without spoiling it a little. So, you have been warned.
So let’s start with the obvious elephant in the room, if you have read this then you know to what I am referring. That this novel has a major supernatural, unrealistic (or so I feel) twist. Infact, had I known anything about that element to the story I probably would have never picked it up.
This book tells the story of a woman named Louise. She meets a guy in a bar and forms a connection. The two share a kiss and the man runs off. Come to find out, the man turns out to be Louise’s new boss David. And he happens to be married. The two try to put thier feelings aside and maintain a professional relationship, which they ultimately fail at. However, things become complicated when Louise befriends David’s wife, Adele and begins to learn disturbing things about the couple’s marriage, resulting in a tug-of-war of emotions. Louise does not know whom to trust..
I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna spoil it bc I gotta talk about it. Just exit now if you don’t wanna know.
We learn that Louise is a sleepwalker. Adele, whom has had a very, very tragic past also struggled with sleepwalking, but has taught herself how to lucid dream. Being the good friend she is, (insert sarcasim) Adele teaches Louise the tricks of the trade. Thus being our escaltion into paranormal mayhem.
The thing with this book, is the author had an idea, and she executed it really well and I commend her for it. Sadly, this book is marketed as a thriller and I went into expecting such. By the end epilouge (which had the big reveal) I felt like had just read about an acid trip gone wrong.
I did give this book a 3.5 on goodreads. I was genuinely disturbed upon finishing it, and I was massively surprised, which were the two things I went into this book hoping for. So on those accounts it did deliver, and for that reason this was bumped from a 1.5 to a 3.5.
Honestly, this was not a bad book. It was a written very well, the idea behind it was very unique and creative and most certainly nothing like I had ever read before. That is mainly due to the fact that this is not typically the type of book I read. I think my rating is based off of wrong reader reading the wrong book bc the marketing was off.
If you are into paranormalish, disturbing mysteries and like the idea of reading something that will continue to shock you until the very last sentence, then this is def the book for you. Had the paranormal elements not been there or if it was something a lot more believable then I think I would had enjoyed this much more.