I just read “Did I Say you Could Go” by Melanie Gideon. I want to thank NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book. This was a fast read. I would definately call it a page turner. It is the story of obssessive friendship between two grown women and their daughters. The women are both single mothers with sad pasts, who are trying to navigate their young daughters through the perils of today’s society.
The book is written from the perspective of the four main characters: Ruth, Gemma, Marley and Bee. Each character is quite fascinating and certainly flawed. The character of Ruth is shown to become increasingly unraveled throughout the book as she wants to be the main person in Gemma’s life. The way she goes about this can only be described as “crazy”. Added to that element is the young girls who suffer their own trauma of being teenagers.
The story unfolds in a way that keeps the reader interested. Although some parts are a little slow and writing at times lacks creativity, there are enough points of intrigue to keep the reader guessing. And just when I thought I had it all figured out….BAM, crazy twist.
I liked this book. It was suspenseful, entertaining, and included a great twist at the end. My only complaint is that at times, I was underwhelmed by the writing. Not quite sure how else to explain it. But for a psychological thriller, it met all the marks, and I am quite sure people who enjoy this genre will like this book.
Happy Reading everyone…talk soon
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