Couldn't help myself yesterday at the library. My Lovely Wife, Watching You and When The Lights Go Out
Meh. There was one bit that surprised me but in general I didn‘t care about the characters and read it kind of half bored. The writing is snappy which makes it a quick read. I don‘t often read thrillers but when I do I want to be invested and surprised and I wasn‘t at all. ⭐️⭐️
So..... I started to figure this one out (which usually never happens) but it was so compulsively readable that I flew through the last half. Easily one of the best thrillers I‘ve read! And of course my favorite word...... TWISTY TWISTY 😂😂😂😂
Digging into this book before bed. I needed a break from imaginary friend, starting giving me a damn headache. Lol what‘s everyone‘s thoughts on my lovely wife. Very interesting so far🤔
Nonononononononoyesnonononono. I couldn‘t read this book before bed and if I did, I had to watch some happy show like Lizzie McGuire (thanks Disney+). So many twists and turns. I hated it, but loved it. It was terrifyingly good. Can‘t wait to discuss with my book club.
Currently enjoying the perfect Saturday morning. ❤️
Post workout. Post breakfast. Post long hot shower. Boyfriend is at the gym. The sunshine is streaming through the windows. This thriller is bananas.
Camping and reading this weekend ❤️
#scarathlon #teamstoker #monsters #murder
This was part of the #lmpbc and I had so much fun reading the comments in the book. I am leaving the rating so so as not to influence for the next #LMPBC person on the list.
2 points - book read and participation
Side note to #lmpbc @Stacypatrice - this will go in the mail tomorrow to you. I am so sorry for it being later than I expected.
#24B4MONDAY is fast approaching! Here is my line up for the #readathon. I‘ve already started My Lovely Wife so that may be finished before Friday. What‘s in your lineup for the readathon? Please join us here on Litsy, and over on FB and GR. It‘s all about getting in some extra reading and having fun. 📚 📖 🤓
Boy did I have a fun time with this book! Definitely gave me Dexter vibes, so if you like that show check this out. I saw part of the plot twist early on but not enough that I wasn‘t still thrilled at the reveal! Now no more starting new books until after my exam Thursday 😅😂
At first I did not like this book because I felt the writing was choppy. It just didn‘t flow for me. I don‘t know if the writing got better or I just got so invested, but I really enjoyed this book. In my head I came up with several twists, and only half guessed the correct one. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
I spent most of this book trying to figure out the ending and anticipating the “twist”. I didn‘t figure it out but also wasn‘t surprised when it happened. I love dark twisted books and this one didn‘t disappoint! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Up until about the last 80 pages I would have given this book a So-So rating. A “typical” suburban couple adds some mystery and murder to their lives. The wife is a little quirky and the husband willing to go along with her dark impulses; in fact it what holds their relationship together. Throughout the book I kept trying to figure out where it was going, but I did not expect where it wound up. A great unexpected ending that made my jaw drop!
A twisty & twisted tale. A suburban couple fight their marriage slump with premeditated murder. I devoured this one in two sittings. I will definitely be keeping an eye on Downing's future release!
Loved these dark characters, both the narrator and his "lovely" wife Millicent. This couple has some unconventional date nights... A bit slow in the middle, but the last third was a total page turner. I felt like Downing could've played up a couple of things even more than she did, but overall a really engaging thriller. I look forward to more from the author!
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I loved every semi-predictable moment of it! It's not perfect but I didn't care. I had to know how it would end and I didn't want to put it down. #justwhatineeded
This book is complex and interesting. Although we are discussing serial killers, it is not gruesome, as the book focuses on the psychology of planning and committed murders while maintaining a family life. My only complaint was that there were a lot of flashbacks that created some confusion about when the narrator was describing.
I am loving this book! I don‘t want it to end. I‘m 3/4 of the way through, I am just realizing that I do not know the Male main characters real name. One of my favorite quotes so far is “ My poker face is terrible, and I lose every hand”. Wrong hobby to have if you don‘t have a good poker face! Maybe it will get him in the end.......