read: 2/26 to 3/2 2017
rating: 1) i didn't like it 2) it was okay 3) i liked it
4) i really liked it 5) it was amazing 6) i loved it
"As he closes behind me, I can't help thinking it's a shame he's such a sadistic bastard, because he has wonderful manners."
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.
But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.
Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.
Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.
what in the chicken nuggets of the world!
(yikes. the review are not great on amazon.)
thanks to Sarah for starting a book club and picking this book because I'm not sure i would have gotten to it sooner. i haven't really seen it all over social media (which is how i find most of my books) so i wouldn't have gotten to it.
anyway, the reviews...
uhm....a lot of people are saying that they don't like the sadistic plot of this story and while i can say it was sort of graphic when Jack is telling Grace the story, that's about as graphic as it gets. i don't want to mention his job on here because i think it could be a bit of a spoiler, but because of his fascination with the subject, i could see how some people would be bothered by some other parts of the story.
it had other stuff but it wasn't disturbingly repulsive to the point of hate (for me anyway).
i think the scene that bothered me the most was the one with Molly.
i fucking haaate Jack for that.
i liked the story.
it did a good job at catching my attention and keeping me in suspense. i wanted to know what happened right away so it was hard for me to put it down (and like always, i jumped around.)
it had me guessing what would happen since the begging. and even if you're the kind of person that's able to figure out what happens in 2 seconds, you might be right. but how did we geeet there!?
i liked that this is told in a past/present form so you get to see what happened (present) and how it all lead up to it (past).
i liked that Millie, even with her disability, was still pretty effin smart.
i liked that Esther was a total bitch in the beginning but she ended up being a home girl in the end.
i think the one thing i disliked about the book was the writing sometimes.
just say learned.
I'm pretty sure there's a very good reason why she used learnt buuut still.
that and i think i might have found another little mistake but i like finding those.
overall, i don't really understand all the hate its getting over on amazon but hey! everyone has their thing.
you couldn't pay me enough to like frozen.
anyway, i cant wait to do the group discussion!
ill probably come back and update the post.
i think the most amazing thing about a group chat on the same book is the way people visualize/interpret things. you can learn something new just by listening to another persons perspective on it! ahhh!!!
as always, spoilers!, right after.