Couldn't put it down!
Misery Loves Company by Rene Gutteridge did not go where I thought it would go! After readying the synopsis, I thought, OK, I have an idea. Nope, I was wrong. The story kept me guessing, then when I got comfortable in the story, there was a little shift and moved it another way. I loved that! Even with my horrible habit of reading the last page or two right after I start reading, I couldn't figure it out.
The two main elements of this book were well done. Writing and criminal investigation. I love both and they were portrayed very well. The first half of the book focused more on the writing aspect, while the last half focused on the criminal investigation. It was a good balance.
The characters in the book were developed well. Jules Belleno, you just want to reach through the book and give her a hug. She deals with the biggest fear any first responder, or military family hopes they never have to go through, a loved one killed in the line of duty. She turns her grief inward and becomes almost reclusive. There are times in the story, you can feel the pain of loss. She is so set on order and predictability and she finds out that routine, is not the safest thing as an adult when someone wants you.
Patrick Reagan, he is a very complicated character, it is interesting to dig into his life through the eyes of Jules. What he wants from Jules is not what you think. He is complicated and in his mind, he knows what he is doing, and he does it well.
The twists and turns of the story kept me hooked and had me up late trying to see what all happened.
I will say one small thing about the cover, I'm not a huge fan of "book art", but it is very fitting for the this book. I can't imagine any other cover.
Thank you to Tyndale House Publishers, I received a copy of this book for free for an honest review.
Published 18 months ago by ReaderKate