Rating: 4 stars
Note: As stated under the Source (above), I received this book for free from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
Review: Such a complex, twisty-turny story, it’s nearly impossible to summarize it without ruining it. So, I won’t. What I can say? It’s rather brilliant. Every chapter, I think I’ve got my finger on what’s going on, and then I begin to question again. Is she crazy? Is he abusive? Why is she following the new fiancée? Are her intentions good or bad? Who is this early girlfriend? What is with his sister? What really happened in Florida? OMG, WHAT IS HAPPENING?!? And then I finally figured a few things out and thought there were no secrets left to be revealed, but no. Of course not. Where would be the fun in that?
Honestly, I don’t know how to talk about this book without giving something away! It’s the lack of surety that makes the book so great. And it’s so character-driven, I struggle to say anything about any of the main characters that won’t give up the goose.
How about this: I loved Aunt Charlotte. Everyone should have an Aunt Charlotte. Aunt Charlotte is everything she seems to be. She is alone in that. 😉
So, when you pick up this book (and you should), be prepared. It’s topsy-turvy and a bit disorienting. If you feel like you don’t know which end is up, keep reading and enjoy the ride. It isn’t going to be what you expected. It’s better.