Title: Where They Found Her
Author: Kimberly McCreight
Genre: Thriller; Mystery; Suspense.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Synopsis: “An idyllic suburban town. A devastating discovery. Shocking revelations that will change three lives forever.
At the end of a long winter in well-to-do Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of a newborn is found in the woods fringing the campus of the town’s prestigious university. No one knows the identity of the baby, what ended her very short life, or how she wound up among the fallen leaves. But among the residents of Ridgedale, there is no shortage of opinions.
When freelance journalist, and recent Ridgedale transplant, Molly Anderson is unexpectedly called upon to cover the disturbing news for the Ridgedale Reader—the town’s local paper—she has good reason to hesitate. A severe depression followed the loss of her own baby, and this assignment could unearth memories she has tried so hard to bury. But the history Molly uncovers is not her own. Her investigation unravels a decades-old trail of dark secrets hiding behind Ridgedale’s white picket fences.“
MY RATING: 2 Starts
I will start this review by telling you that I am really disappointed with this book… I was expecting a lot from it, I bought it because I loved the synopsis, I loved the all concept of this book, but now that I read it… it was actually kind of boring, it was a slow read… I don’t even know what to tell you about it because I was expecting so much more from it… and I am being as honest as I can about it.
To be honest the main reason why I picked this book was the “headline”… it has in it a “critique” written by the awesome author Gillian Flynn, and I was actually expecting something like Gillian Flynn’s books from this book, I don’t know maybe that was a huge mistake but I couldn’t help it… I wanted something as good as Gillian Flynn’s books, her type of writting… maybe I shouldn’t think like that but I did and now I can’t change it. Also I was expecting something like the “murderer” point of view, or the “bad guy” point of view… I was expecting something like the type of writting of “Gone Girl” or “You” by Caroline Kepnes, that type of book were you are reading and truly feeling what the killer is feeling, why the killer/bad guy does what he/she does… I don’t know if you are understanding what I am trying to say here.
I know I shouldn’t compare books, but this time it was really hard not to do that, believe me… in some way this book reminded me of “I Let You Go” by Claire Mackintosh… and it reminded me of that book because of the writting style, because of the plot, because I was getting bored while reading it… I am sorry if you liked these two books and I am giving you a really bad opinion about them, but that’s just it, my opinion about the books. Maybe I was expecting that the fact that this book is categorized as a psychological thriller it was going to be as the other psychological thriller I read before, maybe that was my mistake.
NOW, before you give me all your “hate” I don’t apologize for having this opinion of course because it is my “job” giving you my honst opinion about the books I read, I couldn’t lie to you about what I think about the books I read, I would not write a false review just because it is cool to love every book you read, just because it is cool to have the same “formed opinion” that everyone has. I will not tell you that I don’t recommend this book to you because that’s pretty awful, if you want to read this book then you should totally read it because everyone have different opinions and who knows maybe you’ll end up loving this book !
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