Twisty, Turny, and Captivating.. yet, this novel left me unsatisfied.
The reason, however, isn’t what you think!
What I’ve come to realize through the onslaught of documentaries and podcasts about murders and crimes that have taken place over the years is that I’m not a fan of either, thus I didn’t love this book, for that very reason.
Here we have Sidney Ryan, a popular true-crime documentarian who decides to create a documentary about Grace Sebold, currently incarcerated in St. Lucia for murdering her fiancé Julian Crist. Incarcerated for the last 10 years, Grace maintains her innocence.
An intriguing storyline with interesting characters – had this novel been told differently, I think I would have enjoyed it more. Further, when I got closer to the end, I had an inkling as to who the culprit was. Between that and not loving the documentary-style format, I was left wanting. All that aside, I am an outlier here as most reviewers loved the way this mystery was told. Though this wasn’t my favorite Charlie Donlea, I think he is a fantastic writer and look forward to reading the few books of his I have yet to read.
Thank you to my local library for loaning me a copy of this audiobook.
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