Top critical review
Average story, annoying ending.
15 January 2018
It was okay. It kept me interested, and I was motivated to discover how it ended; a classic 'whodunit' kind of theme. The ending was really quite disappointing, and without spoiling anything, I think it's quite a poor writing idea to have things sprung on the reader about the main characters, when you're reading from the first person and are participating in their thoughts. As a random example, when a theme through the book is 'I want to become a lawyer', and the character laments about how hard it is to become a lawyer, and thinks about what their life would be like as a lawyer, and takes steps towards becoming a lawyer, and then at the end of the book you discover that the main character ACTUALLY wanted to be a truck driver all along, but just didn't let on, you are left feeling like the author was running out of ideas towards the end and just started making stuff up. It also had some weird 50 Shades type theme to it - these women just fall in love with this man who is painted only as a controlling, manipulative, emotionless man who enjoys a sexual conquest. I feel like three stars is quite generous, actually, now I've finished the review.