Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin ~ Fiction Book Review

23746004This book has an intriguing plot. It is well written, kept my attention, and kept me guessing. I couldn’t put it down (as in, I considered starting an argument with my husband so I could stay up late to finish it – don’t judge). I had no idea who the culprit was until the author let me know. That rarely happens. That said, I’m not quite sure how I feel about the ending.

On the one hand, bravo. Heaberlin produced the unexpected. She took me by surprise. She made me think. On the other hand, I didn’t exactly love the ending. Part of it, in theory, was excellent. But I didn’t like who the bad guy was. It felt wrong in a way that left a funny taste in my mouth. I feel like the twist wasn’t set up enough. This could be entirely my problem. The twist of betrayal was an excellent turn of events, but again, I would have liked to have seen it set up a bit more in the preceding pages. Leave a hint, just a trace of what is to come, and still take me by surprise. Please! All in all, though, a 5 star book by an author I look forward to reading again.

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  1. This has been sitting forlorn on my Kindle for months while I’ve waffled on whether to read it or not. Great review. Good to know someone liked it. I’ll have to give it a shot. 🙂

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