When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end.
But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth.…
Is Charlie really the girl of his dreams—or the woman of his nightmares? – Goodreads.com
I picked up this book from my cousin a little while ago and started reading it, I got a couple of hours in before I decided to go on a book buying ban and to only read my books because I own way too many so I ended up putting it down, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
Yesterday, I picked it up again.
There isn’t too much I can say without giving away a lot of the action but HOLY SHIT this book was good. Aside from a couple of spelling errors which you get in any book and a little bit of a pet peeve with the epilogue, it’s one of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read.
I loved all the characters that were introduced, not a single side character was treated as a side character: they all had personality and their own life and background which was delved into just enough.
There were twists and turns and a touch of magic all throughout the novel. It builds up slowly and steadily but when the action starts it doesn’t stop until the last page. Honestly, not many books have made me shout “WHAT!” at 3am in the middle of reading. Picture of my actual face:
The only negative for me was the epilogue which is a little bit of an info dump to me, but I suppose most epilogues are. This may just be personal preference but I like a little bit of mystery about the things I’ve read that I may not have understood. I think a news article format may have been more satisfying for me. Though I am the kind of person who generally won’t read epilogues if they don’t seem to be going the way I want or if I’m already satisfied with the ending so maybe I’m not the best person to ask!
Charlie, Tilly and Sasha. I couldn’t pick just one. So many strange and beautiful and tough female characters are showcased!
- Great build up.
- Excellent writing, fast paced, no boring bits.
- I’m not a fan of the first part of the epilogue.
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