In a slightly silly twist of fate, I found this book in a grocery store in Waco. I was curious, bc the back of the book offered mystery and thriller sentiments. It piqued my curiosity. However, it was the author’s debut novel, and I am wary of new authors, as they sometimes have not found their voice yet. So, I found it at the local library, and read away.
In case you have never heard of the book:
It is a thriller/mystery/psychological book. It is about the perfect couple, Jack and Grace Angel. They have the perfect house, the perfect garden, never argue, and maintain their perfect personas in their social circles. Everyone is jealous, but do they know the real couple? Do they have any idea what happens behind closed doors?
In case you have never heard of the author:
This is her debut novel. B.A. Paris is a native Englishwoman, but spent most her life in France. She was a teacher and worked in finance. She has since written two more novels. She is a best-seller, y’all.
My opinion of the book:
For a debut, I thought it was outstanding. It was indeed psychological, kept my attention, kept me on the edge of my seat, wondering how things were going to work out. I thought the characters were well developed, but Jack could have used a little more back story. I would recommend this book to those looking for a new author or a thrilling mini-mystery. It was easy to read, easy to follow, and kept pace well. With a plot line of which I have not seen often, I enjoyed the level of psychopathy included.
Have you read this book? Did you enjoy it? Did you hate it? Let me know in a message below.