I went back and forth on trying to decide if I was going to start on this or not. The description of the book coupled with reading too many reviews I had read had me thinking if this type of writing is what I wanted to read.
I am a member of Goodreads so usually, I go on and read about the book, see how many stars the book received and read maybe 2-4 reviews. After that, I make the decision to add it to my ‘Want to Read’ list.
Goodreads gives this description on Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land:
Good Me Bad Me is dark, compelling, voice-driven psychological suspense by debut author Ali Land.
How far does the apple really fall from the tree?
Milly’s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her into the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school.
But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother’s trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.
When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother’s daughter.
Although this book is disturbing, it is a quick and easy read. There were definitely shocking moments that I did not see coming.
In the end, I’m not sure if psychological suspense is my type of books. However, I am willing to try other books that center around a different storyline.
I say if this is your type of genre, read it. In reading other reviews of those that do read these style of books often, it did not disappoint.
My friends have started up bookclub AGAIN!!! Long story short (no pun intended) we all moved in opposite directions and now we are all moving back just a little bit closer to each other.
The very first book we will be reading is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. This book falls under the genre of literary fiction.
Chat with you all later.
What do you think?