Title: the woman in the library.

AUTHOR: Sulari Gentill.
GENRE: Mystery and Suspense, Psychological thriller.
PUBLICATION DATE: June 7th, 2022.

In every person’s story, there is something to hide…

The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman’s terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who’d happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.

Award-winning author Sulari Gentill delivers a sharply thrilling read with The Woman in the Library, an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and shows us that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.

Thanks to NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for letting me read this book prior to its publication. My opinion is 100% honest, unbiased, and my own.

This review is long overdue, but I cannot control life sometimes. Anyway, let’s get to it. I have mixed feelings about this book, but I will keep it short because I don’t want to reveal too much. The premise was quite interesting and made me think it would be the kind of story I like and enjoy reading. However, the execution wasn’t all that good. I like the emails that Hannah get because they give a whole new dimension to the book (sort of a book inside a book), but at the same time I felt they were revealing me too much and leading me to certain conclusions. I don’t like it when things are too obvious for the reader.

Writing wise, the book felt choppy in places and the development of the characters could have been better. I am not saying it is a bad book, because it is not. But it didn’t have any element of surprise or the writing was nothing special as to be memorable.

Overall, it was an entertaining book, but don’t expect crazy twists or surprises. I didn’t find any.

So, for all of that, I give this book… 3 CUPS OF TEA!

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