Saturday, August 26, 2017
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
The answer is "no" in this psychological thriller that keeps you guessing for a good chunk of the book. I had a glimmer of a guess pretty close to when the killer was revealed by the author, and I knew there was something going on with this character, but I didn't have it all worked out by any means. Thomas slowly leads you through the mystery planting doubts about every character along the way, including Kacey herself. Her perfect, close-knit family is slowly revealed to have more than its share of cracks in their facade and I didn't know what to believe about anyone. In that regard, I enjoyed the book since I usually find myself guessing the twist fairly early on. But I'm not sure that I enjoyed the book overall because the situation at the end left issues for everyone, forever, and I'm still obsessed with how their lives will now be shadowed by the events of the story. So if you like those dark, not fully resolved endings for characters who have secret problems, this is the book for you. As for me, I'm still thinking about it so that's usually a good sign.