I wanted to read this novel because it was, as the cover indicated, a No. 1 Bestseller, and the movie was about to be released.
Though it was a good read, it was not one that I felt was worth the hype.
Without giving any spoilers, I will say the main “mystery” was not hard to solve early, and the getting there did not completely make up for knowing whodunit. In addition, I did not create a strong emotional connection to any of the characters.
Having said all of that, I did enjoy reading the novel. It was well-written, and I enjoyed much of the give-and-take between characters.
Overall, I would recommend this novel to anyone who was looking for an easy read and did not have another bestselling suspense novel burning a hole through the bottom of their bookshelf.
But please don’t go into it expecting to read one of the best books of the year like I did.