“I know that I’m starting to sound like a con artist, Dr. K; I know if you could, you would tell me to press pause on all this.”Too Good to Be True – Carola Lovering
|Plot twists are actually surprising!||Wraps up too neatly at the end to be realistic|
|Engaging perspectives||Second half drags; book could be shorter|
“All I’m saying is that if he seems too good to be true, he probably is.”
I went into Too Good to Be True without any knowledge of the plot. Honestly, it made the experience of reading it much more fun and interesting – I totally recommend approaching it this way!
(Hence why I am putting the plot at the end of this review post. I tried to eliminate any spoilers, but I moved the summary just in case. If you want to read it, go for it. If you want to be completely surprised, shield those eyeballs!)
This is a classic case of a guilty pleasure read. You are reading it (while wondering why you are reading it) and then you feel the satisfaction of living through fictional characters’ drama; when you are done, you toss the book aside feeling delighted with your healthy dose of scandal and then move on with your life.
No, it’s not earth-shattering literature, but it’s a tense, quick book that is purely a pleasure read.
PSA: And there is nothing wrong with that.
This “thriller” is not so much a thriller in a scary way, but rather mysterious. You want to unearth the truth within the heaping pile of drama. The characters are developed in interesting ways (hello… who doesn’t love first person narrator bias?). By piecing together various narrative perspectives and diary entries written to a therapist, readers uncover the truth of the situation and of the characters’ futures.
Fortunately, yes – there is a high chance that you won’t guess the twists. Or if you do, you will simply feel affirmed in your readerly prediction skills.
I will admit that you could probably just read the first half and feel satisfied. That’s up to you, though; after all, there are no rules to reading for fun.
Up next, the summary… Like I said, avert your eyes if you wish to do so!
In Summary of Too Good to Be True
Skye Starling gets engaged to Burke Michaels quickly after they start dating. She is thrilled to be marrying the man of her dreams – especially since she never thought she would find someone who accepts her O.C.D. – but he is hiding a secret life that puts her and her livelihood in jeopardy.
Too Good to Be True Book Information
- Published: 2021
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
- ISBN: 978-1250271372
- Format: E-Book (borrowed from library on Libby app for Kindle)
- Length: 352 pages