What kind of a title is “Trust me, I’m lying”, right? After reading the book, it makes perfect sense. Characters: Julep our protagonist is a 16-year-old grifter. Grifters are professional con artists. She has been learning all the tricks of the trade from her father. Nobody really knows what they do because if they did, they would not really be pros, right? She is the perfect sassy protagonist with con artist skills, what else do you need? It was really fun to get inside her mind. I kind of wish we could be friends. Sam is the dorky nerd guy in the friend-zone. He reminded me very much of Simon from ‘The Mortal Instruments’. It is so clear that he likes Julep, like are you really that blind, Julep? Tyler is the new guy with all the charms.
Plot twists can only go two ways. Either they can resolve a conflict or they cause even more conflict. Here is my list of plot twists I did not see coming AT ALL among the books that I read recently.
This book follows the success story of Lara Cameron, as she becomes an exceptionally brilliant and cunning real estate agent. However, in that journey she makes some powerful foes as well as friends. With what I read form the back of the book, I was expecting some kind of mystery- something from the past-that would hunt her again. I was definitely expecting some involvement of detectives
Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door is a fast-paced mystery thriller filled with twists and turns. If you want a no nonsense good thriller book, this is it. The plot is solid and the story does not stray from its chilling thriller course. Lapena does not dwell into unnecessary details and drives straight to the point in a twisted way. The plot is gripping enough to make page turning addictive. No wonder I finished the book in one sitting.