Can we get publishers to agree that calling a book “the next Gone Girl” is played out? Stop it, please.
I wanted to read this for a while just to see what all the hype was about. Then, a friend was in a car accident (she’s okay!) and I gave a copy to her as part of a care package. Ashamedly I will admit that I considered keeping it for myself for a moment. When that passed, I then said “well, there’s no reason I can’t read it before I give it to her, right?” Good Mary finally came out and I gave it to her in virgin condition. Lucky for me she is a fast reader and a week later sent it to me with a note that I needed to read it. Score one for karma!
The Good Girl is a solid thriller but when you’ve read a lot of them (***coughs***raises hand***coughs***), it is predictable. Sadly, I figured out the big twist pretty early and that was quite a disappointment.
BUT…I liked it. Good writing, good character development, good pacing. Good, good, good. (Yes, I used the word ‘good’ an annoying number of times intentionally.)
3/5 stars and I will read another by this author. Fingers crossed she can surprise me next time.