No Spoiler Book Review
This was my third book club read and unfortunately it was not my taste. I don’t like to do negative reviews so I am going to be honest, but also try* to focus on what was good about this book. Just because I didn’t like it doesn’t mean that it’s not the right book for someone else. In fact one of the book club members was beyond enthusiastic about this book. Good for her, not for me.
I get the feeling that most book club members would have rated this book two or three stars, but there was that one member who would have rated it an eleven (out of five). I think this was the best book she read this year and I think she will remember this book her whole life. For the right reader this is going to be their favorite book, maybe ever.
So, drag your favorite Lazy-Boy to the window and pour yourself a nice cold cup of lemonade. You’ll want to keep one eye on the neighborhood as you read this mystery…
A little street in lower middle class England suffers through an unforgettable heat wave and one of their neighbors goes missing. Everyone has secrets and everyone knows more than they should. This guilty little street is covering up for more than just a disappearance and nobody is who you think they are. Two young girls with the souls of middle-aged women try to solve the disappearance by looking for god (?). I don’t know… Anyways, it’s hot, everyone’s bored and guilty. The end.
The tone of this book reminded me of the movie Rear Window, it is slow and there is a lot of whispering and peering through window shades. Readers of literary fiction, and mystery with an interest in psychology and sociology may enjoy this book. Readers that like wading through layers of heavy symbolism will find this book to be engaging. If you’re not sure if this is for you, maybe pick it up and read a few pages, see if it might be a good fit.
*I think I failed at staying positive.
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