Book Publication - February 2015
My Review - 4 star
This book is the Champion of Coincidence. In the moment I understand not questioning parts but for the reader is makes you smile and at the end I had a good laugh at the expense of the characters. I am surprised this came out last year, I don't think I heard much about it but can see it being on Thriller fans to be read list.
The intro fascinated me, strangers, Lily and Ted meet at an airport bar and over drinks plan to kill Ted's wife. Okay, realistic NO, but maybe for a murderer this is normal behaviour. Grief, alcohol, anger and feelings of revenge, oh the thrill of planning a murder for the fun of it then realize your new friend is serious. I started to get turned off by the ludicrous story-line then BAM you are like what the hell just happened, laugh and continue on in disbelief.
'And while I was agreeing what kept me going was the knowledge that she was going to die, and I was going to be the one who made that happen. I thought about it constantly, turning the idea around in my mind like looking at a diamond from every possible perspective, looking for flaws or cracks, looking for guilt or second thoughts, and I ground none. Kindle 15%
This thriller was entertaining and I couldn't stop reading because I just had to know how it all was entangled and would end. This was a chess game but who wins?
'We understood that survival was everything. It was the meaning of life. And to take another life was, in many ways, the greatest expression of what it meant to be alive. Kindle 69%
I thought Lily was the best character and we got to understand background story which helped the present and future. The Detective on the case I really enjoyed and wish he didn't become so taken by Lily that it became stalker like, I wish it was just amazing detective work.
The ending of the book was brilliant, I laughed out loud, all the coincidences will come crashing down. Loved it. Overall I did enjoy but the beginning before the BAM made it hard to get into for me. Also, each chapter was told from a character but this overall needs better execution, improvement over time from the author. I loved the title of this book, superb.