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My preferred genres teeter from thriller to sci-fi/horror. Thrillers are fun, but I’m usually not blown away by them. Hence, to be fair, I’m rating this book based on its genre. This is a solid good read! I can usually guess the plot and what the characters will do next, however, this one kept me guessing. Kudos to Michelle Frances. This one is a home run!
The writer could make me despise a character one moment and empathize with her the next. It was a rollercoaster and kept me on the edge of my seat and listening every chance I got. If you love thrillers, get this!
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I started listening to 'The Girlfriend' with high expectations. I downloaded it as soon as it was available and dove in. At first, I had a very hard time staying focused. The narrator goes WAY too fast even at the speed of 1 and things seem very jumbled and I couldn't figure out who was who and what the plot was. I almost gave up, but I decided to give it one more listen.
The strange relationship between moms and their son's girlfriends is one I am familiar with. In 'The Girlfriend' it's safe to say that Mom disliked her son girlfriend, immensely. After a terrible accident when doctors told his parents that Daniel (the son) would die in as soon as 24 hours, mom does what any mom would do and stays by Daniel's side and holds him thinking each breath is his last. She also sort of told Cherry he'd already died so she didn't have to deal with her in Daniel's final moments. But then, Daniel didn't die. And, Cherry wasn't one to take to the lie kindly.
This story had be engrossed and on pins and needles. It took me awhile to get used to the narrator, but all was well when I did. I would critique the ending and say it was a bit too neat, but I did love some of the characters and I am glad I read the book.
4 solid stars
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