Wow – Jaw Dropping!
Just The Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica is a marvellous psychological suspense that totally consumed me.
The action is set in suburbia and seen through two different points of view, one on either side of the situation.
The reader is completely immersed in the action. We believe what we are being told but as time goes on, we start to question as events seem more and more unbelievable.
There is a search for the truth by both the reader and characters. The deeper into the novel we go, the deeper the truth seems to be buried. This is mirrored by the location of Langley Woods – the deeper you walk in, the darker the atmosphere.
How well do we really know someone? Characters hide their true selves even from their nearest and dearest. We think we really know a person, only to be blown out of the water, with jaw-dropping revelations.
Suburbia – safe, secure, uneventful. Let go of all your pre-conceived ideas as you enter the world of Mary Kubica’s Just The Nicest Couple.
Mary Kubica is skillful at manipulating the reader’s emotional responses to her characters, as we witness the weak become strong, and the strong become weak.
Lives intertwined soon morph into lives manipulated in this marvellous book.
I really enjoyed Just The Nicest Couple as I tried to separate the truth from the lies and work out what really happened in Langley Woods. This was a superb read.
I received a free copy from the publishers for a blog tour. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.