Sunday, September 11, 2022

Hidden Pictures


Author: Jason Rekulak 

Publisher: Flatiron

Year: 2022

📖 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 📖

This book has gotten so much love here on bookstagram. Now that I’ve finally read it, my question is- why? 

𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻.

I was expecting horror, but I didn’t even find it creepy. It’s a ghost story that isn’t scary. It’s a mystery that isn’t very mysterious. It was just okay. I liked the main character Mallory well enough, and Teddy was a cute kid. I really liked seeing Teddy’s and Anya’s drawings. That was a cool addition. If I was the ghost hanging around the house of the woman who killed me and stole my child, I would haunt the heck out of that biotch every single day. I’d possess Caroline every night and make her draw pictures of murdering me all over the walls of her house every single night. And why didn’t Anya just draw a picture of Caroline murdering her instead of that whole series of cryptic drawings that poor Mallory and the studly landscaper boy had figure out. It would have moved the story along a lot quicker that way. Ted, the husband, didn’t want to save Mallory’s life because it’s the right thing to do. He wanted to whisk her away and start a new life with her. Sure Ted, save the pretty young woman from being killed by your crazy wife by kidnapping her because you’re having some sort of mid life crisis. 🤦‍♀️ Too many flaws that I just couldn’t suspend my disbelief and enjoy this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I guess that’s enough salt for today. What’s your unpopular booksta opinion? 

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