Lacy Eye

by Jessica Treadway

We’re happy to support debut authors, including Jessica Treadway with Lacy Eye.

Quick take

An agonizing, tantalizing mystery that builds to the very end. I read it in one night and immediately passed my copy to a friend.

Why I love it

First, a bit of context about my relationship with the bad seed genre: I read We Need to Talk About Kevin in one sitting, my baby son dozing sweetly in my lap while I lost myself in the world of one of fiction's most notoriously violent teens. When the movie came out, I went by myself to a 10PM screening where I shared a pitch-black theater with a lone man who laughed uproariously when the tip of ...

Member thoughts

38% Love
51% Like
10% Dislike
  • Tara T.

    Carterville, IL

    "I couldn't put this book down! The ending wasn't surprising at all, but I enjoyed the journey getting there. I was disappointed by Hanna's character and parenting skills - her naiveté was ridiculous."

  • Stacy G.

    Los Angeles, CA

    "Loved this book! I really enjoyed the journey of trying to figure out what happened and though I 'kind of' knew, it still felt surprising at the end. Definitely recommend!"

  • Denise M.

    Lancaster, CA

    "So good, I couldn't put it down. This is a fictionalized version of the Christopher Porco case. I loved it and it kept me turning the pages late into the night."

  • Ashley P.

    York, PA

    "So many twists and turns! I loved how creepy this book gets. It makes you question if you ever really know anyone."

  • Emily R.

    Dearborn, MI


  • Noa H.

    La Canada, CA

    "Liked it, but at times was frustrated with how naive the mom character was portrayed."

  • Mollie F.

    Aurora, CO

    "Rather slow and predictable but a decent read. The main character's intentional ignorance is frustrating but adds to the plot."

  • Kara B.

    phoenix, AZ

    "Very predictable."

  • Samantha M.

    Colorado Springs, CO

    "I didn't love the lack of dialogue but I did enjoy this book! Quick read with an interesting ending."

  • kelley s.

    Antioch, TN

    "I really liked this book, however I gave t an eye-roll because of Hanna, the main character. I just wanted her to WAKE UP sometimes. She is a classic enabler. I really enjoyed the psychology. "

  • Jaime A.

    South Gate, CA