Mini Reviews: The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy and Our House by Louise Candlish
I'm sorry to say, this book was a real snooze for me. It felt like an attempt to emulate Big Little Lies, but where that book was filled with witty banter and growing tension, The Perfect Mother just seemed to drag on and on. I am not sure why I didn't abandon it, but I probably should have. I don't like to write negative reviews, this just wasn't what I was expecting. Onward and upward!
I was excited to read this book from the time I first clapped eyes on it, and so my expectations were admittedly high. I truly think this could have been a four star read for me had it been shorter. There were a lot of repetitive scenes and elements that, if cut , or trimmed at least, could have made for a much tighter, tenser atmosphere. I thought the premise was very interesting and the characters well developed, but it just lost me when the plot started to get repetitive and way too descriptive for a book billed as a mystery/thriller. It wasn't bad, and Candlish can definitely write, but it was just too slow for what I was expecting.
Thanks to Netgalley for supplying me with a copy of Our House in exchange for an honest review.