Hello everyone! Welcome back to Cover to Cover! Today, I have yet another book review, and I am honestly so excited about this one. So, let's get into it!
This was my March Book of the Month pick, and as I have said before, they have the best thrillers! They actually just started releasing 7 books to choose from each month instead of 5. So, now the decision is even harder. I also have a whole blog post dedicated to the BOTM subscription. If you want to know more about it, click here!
Anyways, back to it. This book is about true crime blogger, Shea, who gets the opportunity to interview Beth Greer who was acquitted of two murders. It's a small town, and you know what happens in small towns? Hardly anything, right? In the 70s, there were two cold-blooded murders and everyone thought it was Beth Greer. Then she was acquitted and has since mostly kept to herself in her hella spooky mansion. And for the first time in forty years, she agrees to an interview and is finally ready to tell the truth.
I absolutely loved this book. I am a sucker to thriller/crime novels and this one did not disappoint. I loved the old school vibe you get when you read Beth's perspective from the 70s. Honestly, I was surprised that we even got her perspective from when she was going through the murder trial and such. The author did a really nice job of letting us see her childhood and young adulthood through these flashbacks. Those were my favorite part!
There were actually a few different perspectives; there was Shea's in present time, Beth's in present time, and Beth's in the past. Shea's pov was written in first person and Beth's was always in third person which I also thought was interesting. I've been seeing more and more books do this! The Golden Couple was another book that had alternating perspectives written in different povs. It really adds a lot of characterization without the author have to explicitly tell us anything.
I loved the main characters Shea and Beth. I feel like Shea was so relatable. She was a smart woman who helped solve a crime! Okay, maybe not solving a crime part, but she was smart. persistent, determined, haunted by her past. She also had a full time job but cared more about her blog which I love. Obviously. I didn't really like Beth in the beginning. She honestly reminded me of Evelyn Hugo. But the more you learned her story the more you sympathize with her. Or at least I did and I ended up really liking her.
This was a fast moving book. I feel like after each chapter I was left with more and more questions than before. I loved it. And the entire time I was thinking, "how is this going to end?" I kept seeing so many different possibilities.
Overall, I give it a 4/5 stars. It was honestly so good, and I highly recommend!
Alright, folks! That's all I have for this week, but come back next week for another fun blog post! As always thank you for reading :)