Genre: Domestic Mystery & Thriller
Publisher: Random House UK
Pub. Date: July 23, 2020
While on vacation, looking for beach reads I downloaded two novels by Shari Lapena. “Someone We Know,” and its sequel “The End of Her.” The author returns to the suburban town of Aylesford, nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley. I read “Someone” first and then “End of Her,” both were terrible. In this one, there is a young couple with colicky newborn twins. Again, the father is accused of murder. Once more, there is a woman who is trying to or already sleeping with the men in town. The characters were two-dimensional with no depth. The twist is laughable. Even the beautiful island beaches where I read these books could not help me enjoy either novel. I have enjoyed other beach/mystery reads by the author, but after these two, I doubt I will be reading her again. Maybe, because I read the novels in a row, influenced me on how much I disliked this one.
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