Skip to main content

Review: Providence

Providence Providence by Caroline Kepnes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Take equal parts supernatural thriller love story police procedural and coming of age tale. Throw in a dash of vigilante justice for good measure. That is the best way to describe this book...which doesn't sound like this book should work at all. However, this book does work and it all the better for the hodgepodge of all genres.

After finishing this author's first novel, I decided to dive into this book while waiting for the sequel to You. I am happy to say that Catherine is not a one hit wonder and this book shows her prowess as an author. This book is completely different from the stalker tale that is in You and is a blend of the aforementioned genres. Another difference in this book is that it is told from the perspective of 3 protagonists. The characterization and plot are well detailed, intriguing, and easy to follow. Versus the singular inner monologue of Joe in You.

I definitely enjoyed this book, however what keeps it from being 5 stars are 2 main problems. First, I believe the book does drag at some points and some fat could have been trimmed. Some of the main questions are unanswered at the end of the book after hyping them up as major mysteries. However this could have been as a lead for a sequel but the nook made it seem like this is how it ended. nevertheless, I do recommend this book to anyone who likes any of the previously mentioned genre as a good twist on storytelling.

View all my reviews


Popular posts from this blog

Review: Dark Halls - A Horror Novel

Dark Halls - A Horror Novel by Jeff Menapace My rating: 5 of 5 stars No disrespect to Mr. King, but with this book, Jeff Menapace has cemented his status as my all time favorite supernatural horror author. Dark Halls holds a few close personal ties for me. It takes place in Pennsylvania, where I grew up, and the protagonist is a male elementary teacher, which is how I began my career. Luckily, that is where the parallels between my life and Ryan's end... although Ryan is my middle name. Ryan is a new hire at a "cursed" school, which has seen its fair share of murder, suicide, and other tragedies. Though he initially scoffs at the rumors, he quickly realizes there is more truth in these legends than most people realize. The writing is fast-paced, succinct, and engaging, as has become customary in Menapace's work. While gory at times, it is not overtly so. The supernatural element makes sense in the context of the book, and even sets

Review: A Monster Of All Time: The True Story of Danny Rolling, The Gainesville Ripper

A Monster Of All Time by J.T. Hunter on Tour July 1-31, 2019   The True Story of Danny Rolling, The Gainesville Ripper Ambitious, attractive, and full of potential, five young college students prepared for the new semester. They dreamed of beginning careers and starting families. They had a lifetime of experiences in front of them. But death came without warning in the dark of the night. Brutally ending five promising lives, leaving behind three gruesome crime scenes, the Gainesville Ripper terrorized the University of Florida, casting an ominous shadow across a frightened college town. What evil lurked inside him? What demons drove him to kill? What made him A Monster of All Time ? My Review: What a gripping, fascinating tale about a horrifying serial killer and his reign of terror! I consider myself to be quite the true aficionado and I'm shocked I never heard about Rolling before. Now that I have, if I had to describe him in a word: Monster

Review: Blackquest 40

Blackquest 40 by Jeff Bond on Tour May 13 - July 13, 2019 Synopsis: Deb Bollinger has no time for corporate training. Her company's top engineer at just twenty-seven, Deb has blocked off her day for the one project she truly cares about: the launch of Carebnb, an app that finds spare beds for the homeless. When she's told all employees must drop everything for some busywork exercise called Blackquest 40, it's an easy no. Trouble is, her bosses aren't really asking. Blackquest 40 is the mother of all corporate trainings. A near-impossible project to be completed in forty straight hours. No phones. No internet. Sleeping on cots. Nobody in, nobody out. Deb finds the whole setup creepy and authoritarian. When a Carebnb issue necessitates her leaving the office, she heads for the door. What's the worst that could happen? Armed commandos, HVAC-duct chases, a catastrophic master plan that gets darker by the hour - Blackquest 40 is a