What Kelli is Reading: Just the Nicest Couple

My daughter Kelli has another book review to share. I jut love when she does this as it gives me a night off from having to come with something to write. HA! Plus, I get introduced to some great books. Today’s book is “Just the Nicest Couple” book by Mary Kubica.

Kelli writes:

This one got me.  Just as soon as I thought I had it figured out, it literally stabbed me in the chest from an angle I didn’t even know existed.  When I tell you that the ending was a surprise, I would venture to bet that it was possible the time a book has surprised me the most–ever.

As the characters are introduced in the book, it is pretty clear what the story line will be and how the story will play out.  It also shows the length at which the husband in the book will go to protect his wife, which to me was a little much at times.  It also shows how one bad choice can lead to a whole string of occurrences that can change the outcome of the story.  It also enforces the importance of telling the truth the first time and dealing with the consequences rather than continuing to have to lie and cover up things for an extended period of time.  By the time that the book ends, you will feel all the feelings!

This book was definitely correctly advertised as a thriller! –But it wasn’t my favorite. 

The story starts with a couple who was going to view a house up for sale, in the middle of a blizzard.  Eventually they realize that they are snowed in and will not be able to leave the house.  This was a strange thing to me because a.)  I’ve never chosen a home to live in other than a college apartment once and B.)  I would have rescheduled a house showing as it doesn’t seem like something that needs to be done in a blizzard.  As the story progresses, I thought that the key points that play into the ending seem a little obvious and a bit of a reach.  The development of the story line doesn’t seem the most realistic. 

In the end, the ending again seemed like it was a bit of a reach and a little more complicated than it kind of needed to be.  There was no way that I would have put it all together and seemed like a little bit of an information dump at the end.  It wasn’t a bad book, but just wasn’t quite my style.  I will definitely be giving more of her books a try, but might listen to a few others before I do.

Here is what Amazon had to say:

Jake Hayes is missing. This much is certain. At first, his wife, Nina, thinks he is blowing off steam at a friend’s house after their heated fight the night before. But then a day goes by. Two days. Five. And Jake is still nowhere to be found.

Lily Scott, Nina’s friend and coworker, thinks she may have been the last to see Jake before he went missing. After Lily confesses everything to her husband, Christian, the two decide that nobody can find out what happened leading up to Jake’s disappearance, especially not Nina. But Nina is out there looking for her husband, and she won’t stop until the truth is discovered.

Amazon readers gave the book 4 stars. I would have to agree. There are other books by this author that I like much better.

You can find the book HERE if you are interested.

3 thoughts on “What Kelli is Reading: Just the Nicest Couple”

  1. Thanks Kelli. It doesn’t sound like my kind of book, but maybe interesting. It is funny, I can watch all sorts of criminal-type shows, but have hard timing reading the same.

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