"Some families are lucky enough to never experience a single tragedy. But then there are those families that seem to have tragedies waiting on the back burner. What can go wrong, goes wrong. And then gets worse."
I picked this one up because my cousin won't let her 16 year-old daughter read it. I teach her daughter 11th grade English next semester. So I had to find out for myself. I couldn't put it down, and I'm not sure what I think about high school students reading it. Have you read it? Opinions?
I‘ve read earlier novels written by Colleen Hoover and this one moves away from that. It‘s far darker, edgy, and as you read you start really thinking about how messed up someone can be. There is a lack of character development and more so lack of relationship development, but it does make you want to continue to read to find out what happens. I wasn‘t impressed with the end, it almost tried too hard for the twist. Still entertaining.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Daaang. I read this in print a few years ago, and all I could vividly recall were the teeth marks and a couple other details that are too spoiler-ish to mention. A recent IRL #bookclub selection, I #reread on audio. Holy hell. I didn‘t remember it being SO open-door graphic. I still enjoyed the wild story, but kept reiterating to my #CoHo noob friends that her other books are NOT like this. Majority of book club were not fans. 🙈
45/22- Well I didn‘t know what to expect from this audible freebie but it wasn‘t quite that! Still thinking about the ending and would love to speak to the author about some of the plot points. Suspenseful, raunchy, somewhat bookish. I listened to it on 2 days. So overall, a hit!
1. I‘ve rated 6 books his summer with 5-stars! The tagged was the first of them. 📚
2. I‘m beyond ready for autumn! 🍁
3. Went to LA in June…found Keanu‘s star 5 minutes after hitting the Walk of Fame, and took a selfie on the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier. July 4th weekend me and my 13 y/o saw 5 Seconds of Summer in concert, so this is Luke Hemmings in all his glory…we were so close to him! ⭐️
There is too much to say about this book without giving any spoilers - I‘ll just say that I see what all the hype is about! It‘s not my typical go-to type of book because I‘m very sensitive to this kind of suspense, so I read it on vacation knowing I could finish it quickly…and read it in two days!
I feel like most people either loved or hated this book. I enjoyed it, but it definitely won't be among my top picks for the year or a book I actively recommend. The plot was dark and twisty and fresh but I disliked all the characters (perhaps the author's intentions?) and I felt like the unreliable narrator was an unnecessary crutch, but my biggest complaint is that all the unnecessary sex slowed the pacing down.
It was pretty good!
So glad this hold came in - except for the gratuitous sex info (after the first few times the reader gets the point - Jeremy rocks it but if you like steamy well written this is 👍) - the story was very good, twists and turns, and I liked the “not neat“ ending. Each character was unreliable -
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I wish CH would write more thrillers because I finished this in one sitting. Just when you think you know where the story is going, you get a curveball thrown at you. And usually I don‘t like when the ending is left wide open for interpretation, but it works so well here. I am definitely team manuscript #iykyk
I just finished this and I‘m honestly not sure how I feel about it. It‘s a compelling thriller but such incredibly dark subject matter. I thought I was getting a thriller/romance novel. It turned into more of a horror story. Honestly, the premise is so ridiculous, it‘s not worth the time.
Just when you make your goals, sum up your month - your library hold comes in 😂
So - will try to finish tagged and Stoner for #20in4, may get a #BookSpinBingo and may complete both of my goals for #BFC2022 -
No matter what happens - grateful these are my challenges today 🙂
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This was a pretty good book, but in my opinion it was a bit mild for a thriller… there were quite a few intimate scenes, but I can‘t blame that as it‘s a book written by Colleen Hoover. Speaking of, Hoover is quite an amazing writer, because the writing was brilliant. Overall, I suppose I would give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5
What are your book recommendations similar to Alice Feeney, Sarah Pekkanen & Greer Hendricks, and Lisa Jewel books? Thank you!!
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Great story - great writing - I think this is the fastest book I‘ve ever read probably. Thrilling - but has triggers for some people. Are you team manuscript or team letter!?
This is a rather horrifying psychological thriller about a middling writer who gets hired to ghost write some books because the original author has been in an accident. She starts to suspect the author is faking her condition and the death of her two children might be suspicious. This book is very uncomfortable to read, and at various times I was suspicious of everyone, both collectively and individually, including the 5-year-old boy.
I have reached a point in this book where I cannot determine who is gaslighting who. We have our unreliable narrator; a famous author who might be faking her current vegetative state; and the famous author's husband, who acts interested in the narrator even though he is way out of her league. How much of what the narrator experiences is hallucinatory? Someone is a master manipulator here, and I feel like it could be one or all of them. ⬇️