Read as part of cbr13bingo: landscape on cover
When you’re having a long week and/or a rough week, it’s easy to lose focus in what you’re reading. Your attention drifts, your energy weakens, your focus isn’t there. It’s tough to maintain the scope of anything mildly complex.
The book I was reading for the landscape challenge of CannonballRead’s Bingo wasn’t holding my attention. Which is a shame because I was hyped to read it. There were weaknesses but the main weakness was how I wasn’t looking forward to going back to it after a difficult day.
I finally ditched it and grabbed this one for landscape. These kinds of cheesy thrillers, while not usually my thing, can at least check off the “readable” box, especially since I’m so close to the Bingo deadline and need to read three more books to finish my card.
And it was exactly what I needed. Megan Miranda is a cut above all of the other Gillian Flynn-types. She’s not Megan Abbott or anything but she knows how to pace, to throw the reader off, to seed just enough clues. Even as I found so much of this predictable (and parts of it weren’t but the whole was), I still enjoyed going through it. It did what it needed to do and no more but it did what I asked and for that, I’m grateful.
Maybe when I’m in another rut, I’ll grab another one of hers. She knows what she’s doing and there’s something to be said for competence.