About two-thirds of the way through Hunting Annabelle, I knew I’d found one of my new favorite characters. I also knew whodunit.
Then I kept reading, and I realized I had no idea who’d done it and was introduced to perhaps my new favorite character.
Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard is one of the best debuts I’ve ever read, certainly in the same conversation as Sharp Objects (Gillian Flynn) and Carrie (Stephen King).
Of course, by the time I’d settled on what I thought had been taking place behind the scenes, I had already gone through three hypotheses that did not work out. And even after the major reveal just before the climax, I still thought I knew what the next few twists would be.
I’ve never been happier to have been so wrong.Continue reading “Book review: Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard”