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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Review: Open House by Katie Sise

Open House 
by Katie Sise

Thank you Thriller Book Lover for this review copy.

Publisher: Little A
Publish Date: December 1, 2020
288 Pages
Genre: Thriller, Suspense

A missing young woman, ten years gone. A town still held in the grip of an unsolved mystery. A breathtaking novel of psychological suspense by the bestselling author of We Were Mothers.

A decade ago in upstate New York, art student Emma McCullough walked into the woods and was never seen again. It’s a mystery that still haunts her bucolic university town and her broken family, especially her sister, Haley, whose need for closure has become an obsession. But now, finally, the first piece of evidence in the vanishing has been found: Emma’s bracelet, lodged in a frozen piece of earth at the bottom of a gorge. For Emma’s three best college friends, for a beloved former teacher, and for Haley, the chilling trinket is more than a clue in a resurrected cold case. It’s a trigger.

Then a woman is attacked during an open house, and the connections between the two crimes, ten winters apart, begin to surface. So do the secrets that run as deep and dark as the currents in this quiet river town.

My Review:

You all have probably been wondering what's happening with me this month as I've mostly read genres OTHER than thrillers but here I am y'all!! 👋 This is my second by this author, the first being We Were Mothers, and I have basically the same feelings.

In a nutshell, if you like thrillers on the lighter side with dual timelines and more than one POV, this is the book for you!  The plot does move at a quick pace and it's an easy one-sit binge read. A lot of coincidences happening here, (for me) very predictable and a storyline you're used to if you read a lot of thrillers.  Now, I've said this before and I still stand by it - even if a story is predictable, it can still be very enjoyable and this is definitely an entertaining read.  And there was *one* part that I didn't quite see coming.  However, by that point I was just, "ah.. yeah, ok".  It's fun to hate on some of these characters.  The drama is real y'all... and that's what makes it so fun.

I don't know, friends.  I have no real feelings one way or the other so am putting this one in the middle. 🤷 I'm not mad I read it but I'll likely forget about it now that I'm done.


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