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 ...
"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 naivetÃ© was ridiculous."
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!"
"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."
"So many twists and turns! I loved how creepy this book gets. It makes you question if you ever really know anyone."
La Canada, CA
"Liked it, but at times was frustrated with how naive the mom character was portrayed."
"Rather slow and predictable but a decent read. The main character's intentional ignorance is frustrating but adds to the plot."
Colorado Springs, CO
"I didn't love the lack of dialogue but I did enjoy this book! Quick read with an interesting ending."
"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. "
South Gate, CA