Behind Her Eyes is one of the best thrillers I have read this year and I can’t believe I got this from Book of the Month Club back in February and am just now reading it!! I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars!
Louise is a single mom who gets herself into one heck of a mess with David and Adele, a married couple. She meets David in a club where they flirt, only to find out he is her new boss. Not long after, she bumps into a woman on the street and an unlikely friendship begins. This new friend is Adele, David’s wife. As Louise carries on simultaneous but secret relationships with each David and Adele, she starts to see that their marriage is not a conventional one. She begins to worry that David may be too controlling over Adele and treating her abusively. Louise finally starts looking for answers about the couple and their mysterious past and is shocked at what she finds.
Not only was this a compelling thriller that kept me turning page after page, the ending is the twist of all twists! This book has one of the best endings I’ve read in a very long time and I just absolutely loved it! My only critique is that the plot did slow down and get slightly redundant in the middle, but overall this was a great thriller! If you are a BoTM member, you may want to consider adding this from their back catalogs next month!
I give Final Girls by @riley.sager ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars. I read this in three days (yeah for summer camp!). This thriller follows Quincy who is a final girl: the only survivor of a mass killing. She meets another final girl, Sam, and her world gets turned upside down. The quiet normalcy Quinn has worked so hard to find is being ripped to shreds with the tough, aggressive Sam pushing her to delve back into what happened all those years ago. Of course, the ending is a huge surprise twist! Overall a good thriller.
The writing in this book was smooth and the characters were strong. The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars was because of the ending. When I read a thriller/mystery, I like to try and figure out ‘whodunit’. I like when all of the parts of the story come together in the end. This book didn’t really do that, but I realize that is really just a personal preference. The ending was not bad, it was good, it just didn’t pull everything together the way I like, but it made sense and was a surprise! Hard to say more without spoiling it. I would still definitely recommend reading if you like thrillers!
Ok, wow! The Sisters Chase by @healyesarah took me 4 days to read and I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I really loved this book! Like, really loved it. The story follows the struggled life of two sisters: Mary and Hannah. Mary does whatever she has to do to care for her sister since their mother died in a car accident when Hannah was very little and Mary is 18 (large age gap between the sisters). While the story is a sad one, the relationship between the sisters is the focus of the story and it is a beautiful relationship.
I loved the characters in this story. Mary is an unusual personality but believable. She is very strong is some ways but also very weak in other ways. I loved the writing style and also how parts of the plot were revealed at unexpected points in the story, which I think was essential to really display the sisters’ relationship before you realize all the secrets of their lives. I would definitely recommend this book!