Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten
This engaging thriller is being marketed as Gone Girl meets Thirteen Reasons Why. I suppose it is a thriller like Gone Girl and does, at least potentially, have a suicide like Thirteen Reasons. But in my mind, it wasn’t nearly as good as either of those titles. Not to say it didn’t catch my interest and keep me turning pages, at least for the first half. June’s former BFF Delia has burned herself to death in a shed behind her house. At least that’s what the authorities are saying. But June doesn’t buy that explanation and goes on a hunt to find out who murdered Delia. Along the way, her boyfriend and Delia’s boyfriend also get involved and there are rumors of conspiracy, illicit sex and betrayal.
While I really enjoyed the first part of the book, the last half sort of dragged by. And I personally found the end disappointing, but maybe that was just me as a reader. I would recommend this with caution to readers who like mysteries.
Review by Ms. Provence