Disclaimer by Renée Knight

I went back to my “dark novel” phase with this book. I’ve been trying to mix it up by reading books from a bunch of different genres so I’m not just reading one kind of novel but I find that the trend for this summer seems to be thrillers that are dark and disturbing. I want to keep up with the latest “hot” novels but I’ll continue to vary my selections so all my reviews don’t start sounding the same!

Catherine is a successful documentary filmmaker who seems to have a relatively good life. She’s just won a bunch of awards for her work, her husband is an amazingly kind man, and her son is finally starting to show signs of being independent. And then the book shows up. At first, it seems like an ordinary novel and Catherine enjoys reading it. That is, until she realizes that the book is about her. In fact, it describes one of her darkest secrets, one that she has done her utmost to hide from her family. Now, she finds it revealed in this book by a mysterious author whom she can find no information about. What’s worse is that this author has predicted her death. Catherine has to find out who is behind this plot before everything is taken from her – including her own life.

I must admit, it took me a while to get into it. I wasn’t really paying that much attention to the first few chapters and it wasn’t until I’d gotten through the first 1/3 of the book that it really piqued my interest. That being said, it was quite a good novel. I would never have predicted the ending (which was actually kind of happy) and I would never have believed it possible for the mystery author to have the strength to carry out the sinister plot. Once it got interesting, I raced through the book and finished it in the span of a couple hours. I would recommend this to someone looking for a quick thriller with a positive ending (because it’s never truly a happy one, is it?).

Happy reading ~

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