You guys don’t know just how behind I am in reviews, because I kept prioritizing reviewing the bingo ones, but I have at least 15 overdue reviews and am not looking forward to catching up. But catch up I will, and I decided to start with something that’s made me happy.
This was by far the best mystery thriller I read this year. Honestly, I read this within a day. I literally couldn’t put it down.
We follow 2 perspectives in Gorman University: Carly Schiller is a freshman student and Scarlett Clark is an English professor – and a serial killer who targets rapists.
It’s unnecessary to point out we have a very morally gray main character in Scarlett, but it was done brilliantly. She’s cold and calculating, but still very passionate about the things she believes in. She straddles a line between her own selfishness and entitlement and an overall rage over the slights she perceives on all women (especially by male professors taking advantage of young students). It’s strange because she’s a murderer and she knows this about herself, but I still found myself conflicted because I was still rooting for her, despite her many flaws.
Meanwhile, Carly is trying to navigate her first year of university, her feelings and relationships with her roommate, professors and her own talents as a writer.
On top of the compelling story and pretty good pacing, you get surprisingly great bi-representation, which is always a plus in my book. Plus, what a gorgeous cover.
I don’t want to give too much away, because I think you should read this book and the less you know the better, but if any of this sounded interesting to you at all, you should give this a chance.