This book felt flat. I wasn’t blown away by the twist and wish there was more going on and more conflict.
For example, from the blurb I thought that Jane was going to try and make something of herself so that she would fit in and feel like an equal to Bea. Instead she just ends up doing nothing and gossiping. Also, there was quite a lot of build up and mystery around Jane’s past - I was disappointed as to how easily that was resolved.
I was definitely not a fan of the ending whatsoever!!! Some things just didn’t make sense for example I was thinking why would this person do that or why would you think this? It was just so unsatisfying and the worst thing is the ending was meant to leave the reader thinking and hanging a little but there weren't enough hints or indications beforehand to make me think "oooh this will happen". Instead I was left thinking this ending is so anticlimactic, suspenseful and disappointing.
This book falls into the guilty pleasures category (like watching trashy tv) where you can just switch off because:
the first 20% of the book was essentially about how much Jane hates rich people,
the too fast and easy romance that develops between Jane and Eddie and
boring fillers about Jane just hanging around with the beautification committee trying to fit in, though there were some hints/gossip around Bea, Balance and Eddie it didn’t add much to the mystery for me.
I wasn’t a fan of the format of the book, there were too many perspectives and jumping timelines. Normally I enjoy this format, like in Gone Girl, it was done so well and what made the twist even better.
Overall this was a quick, easy and enjoyable enough read. The pace was ok and there was just enough in each chapter to keep me interested though I wouldn’t say it was hard to put down.
Even after the twists and reveals this book left me asking, “is that all?”
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