What a great debut novel. I was hooked after the first page, and I couldn't put it down. In terms of the story line, there wasn't anything new under the sun here;however, Ms. Hawkins has showed that she is an incredibly insightful human being when it comes to human frailty and the consequences of following one's heart. A stellar debut novel, and I can't wait to read her next book.
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Hawkin's writing is just sublime. She creates a world you can easily envision in your mind's eye. The characters are real and she describes all the nuances of personalities that we might ponder in a fleeting moment, but largely ignore. I saw the movie before reading the book, so I knew what was coming, but it still kept me turning pages as fast as I could. Had I not seen the movie first, I think it would have been a bit confusing regarding what's happening when. But I am very much looking forward to reading her next book!
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Reminded me a whole lot of gone girl. The different perspective chapters and dated chapters skipping forward and backward in the timeline kept me on my toes. Sincerely gripping. You never know what's going to happen next!!!! It's a great book. I enjoyed reading this book every night before bed on my tablet. :) definitely worth the buy to add to your collection. Mystery, thriller and some romance mixed into one. Helps remind me that not everything is as it seems!!!!
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