OK so I was just about to start “Only the Truth” (https://www.amazon.com/Only-Truth-Adam-Croft-ebook/dp/B01HEKF8S2/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8) by Adam Croft, when I saw this Kindle Short, or novella, or whatever you want to call it. It was 38 pages, so it feels like a cheat. I read a (greater than) one thousand page book last year, and the year before so I guess I’ll allow it. Anyway, I wanted to read it to get a feel for the writing style of Adam Croft. I think I liked it?
So the story is about this guy whose girlfriend Anya is missing one day. You obviously know that something is off with the main character immediately. Somethings are just not adding up. I read “I’m Thinking of Ending it All” last year. I don’t want to spoil that book, but I was getting similar vibes to that book with this “missing girl” story. So throughout the book, that’s what I’m expecting, and then near the end it super swerves. All of a sudden, there’s multiple murders, and I didn’t really feel like the foundation was laid for that? Because it was short, everything needed to be concise. I think we could’ve used about ten extra pages to get you into the mode of accepting the murdery twist. I was cool with the missing girl part, even though it didn’t work out like I thought it would. However, I just didn’t really like the book. I feel bad giving it only two stars, but I’ve given books I liked much more three stars, so there you go.