You Should Have Told Me - a fast-paced, creative thriller which will keep you guessing.
Poor Janie. She's a new mom and she should be thrilled but hasn't connected yet to her newborn baby girl Freya. She left her exciting New York City job and her Brooklyn home and together with her partner Max, they decided to rent a place in Kingston for a while (90 miles north of NYC). After expressing her anxiety about being a new mom to Max, a former indie rock musician, he disappears in the middle of the night. His parents don't seem too concerned. But when the police show up at her door telling her about the murder of a young woman at a local bar, where Max was last seen, the love of her life soon becomes the prime suspect. Janie uncovers some concerning truths about Max but knows she is also hiding something from him.
I was a fan of Leah Konen's book All the Broken People and was excited to read You Should Have Told Me. While her latest didn't rise to the level of suspense of her first thriller, it kept me interested in learning the truth. While I was sympathetic to Janie's postpartum depression, she made some very foolish and risky moves in trying to play amateur detective, which put herself and her child at risk. Nevertheless, I recommend checking this fast-paced book out for its creativity and some unexpected twists.
Rated 3.75 out of 5 stars.
Mystery | Thriller.
Publication Date: January 3, 2023.
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