Friday, May 17, 2019

#Book #Review The Rumor. . .

Psst. . .over here!  Hey you, there, reading this review, I’m talking to you!  It can never be said that I’m a gossip, but I’m telling you this book was one of the best I’ve read thus far for 2019.  If it’s mind games you enjoy reading, then ‘rumor’ has it, you’ll want to read this book!

Women!  If you’re one, you know how we do!  If we hear one thing, we can’t keep it to ourselves.  We’ve got to spread the word as quick as wildfire, which is exactly what happened in this fast-paced, electrifying read.  Oh yes, Joanna, didn’t know how to mind her own damn business.  Uh-ah, she overheard someone talking about an infamous child murderer who lived among them.  Hmm, you don’t say?!  Well, it’s one thing to overhear what women are gossiping about, but it’s a whole other ball of wax when you, yourself, take what you’ve heard to your book club and spread the rumor even further.

Umm hmm, Miss Thang, Joanna, was doing her best to fit in with the other mothers since she was reintroducing herself back to her old neighborhood.  Some of the mothers were a bit stuck up and lived lavish lifestyles afforded by their husband’s money, whereas poor Joanna was a single mother, working as a real estate agent, raising her little boy, Alfie.  Although she made a decent salary, she didn’t have a big house and all the perks that come along with that.  It also didn’t help that her son, Alfie, was picked on and singled out because of his mixed heritage, as if he could do a damn thing about that.  However, that was a whole other topic in and of itself.

So now Joanna has the ladies’ ears, she begins telling them that she overheard a child murderer was living among them.  Gasp!  Clutch the pearls!  Say what?  Do tell us more, they urged!  And of course, when we hear something, it’s never told quite the way the original person told it.  By the time Joanna got done with the story, she had spun that sucker out of control.  Now the ladies were all the rage and couldn’t get enough.  Tell us more they demanded!  What the heck was Joanna supposed to do now, since everyone wanted to know more.

Joanna began feeling terrible for spreading the rumor even further because what she did was start something she couldn’t control.  It’s around that time when she receives a tweet on Twitter that causes the hair on the back of her neck to stand on edge.  Someone knows what she’s been going around telling and are calling her out on her bull crap.  And that, readers, is where our story takes off!

Hot damn!  This book was sooooo good!  I could not get enough.  I read this book at every single solitary moment I had to myself.  If I could sneak away to read, you had better bet your sweet bottom, that’s exactly what this avid reader did!  Kara kept the reader on the edge of their seat.  She gave you just enough crumbs to pull you in and then snatch some of the crumbs away to make you want more, and then she’d dangle that carrot again until you couldn’t stand anymore.  Oooh my, did I love this book!  And the ending!  Wow! 

I’ve read many reviews on this book thus far and it’s one of those stories that you’re either going to love right away or you’re going to hate it.  There really isn’t any gray areas here.  I’ve heard this book has been compared to Gone Girl, which most of my readers know I loved the book, but abhorred the ending, so I totally disagree with the comparison.  I can’t say any more than that without giving a spoiler, and I do not do spoilers for anyone! 

So, if you’re looking for something really good to sink your reading eyes into, I tell you, this book is it!  The Sexy Nerd Revue gives “The Rumor” five gossiping ladies huddled in a church pew spreading rumors about who’s sleeping with who!  I’m not one to gossip, but. . .Happy Reading!

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