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Review: Not That I Could Tell


A group of woman from the same neighborhood spend the evening around a bonfire, drinking and telling stories, the perfect evening. In the morning though one of them, Kristen, has vanished without a trace, along with her two twin children. What follows is a character driven story about the woman who inhabit the neighborhood and how their lives form around the tragedy. There’s Clara, who seems to stick her nose right into the middle of the investigation and Izzy, who is dealing with her own life troubles and seems content to turn a blind eye to what may or may not have happened. There’s also Paul, the husband who may or may not have had something to do with her disappearance.

I enjoyed the book. The characters were well crafted and developed, with interesting back stories that helped to explain their actions. Paul was just the right amount of distraught husband and weird guy next door. But I just wanted to more from the book. The storyline felt a little bit predictable to me and barely anything happens for the first 85% of the novel, aside from the initial disappearance. I found myself waiting for a twist or something to happen. The ending was okay, but again I just wanted a little bit more from it. Overall I gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

*I recieved this book from Netgalley and St. Martins Press in exchange for an honest review*

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