I’m back once again with yet another book review. It might actually surprise you to know that I actually finished this book a few weeks ago according to my Goodreads nearly two weeks ago, but never got around to writing the review. I’ve been struggling writing reviews and doing things lately, but perhaps I’ll save that for another post.
Today’s post will be a review on Darcy Bell’s A Simple Favor. The book was recently turned into a movie that stars Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. I still haven’t seen it in theater, which it is now probably out of theaters since it has been a few minutes. I’m sure that if you give it 6 months you can catch it on Redbox or something.
I read the book through the Nook app on my phone. The story is essentially split into two parts Emily and Stephanie. Stephanie is a stay at home mom that runs a parenting blog and also carries some dark secrets. Emily is a high powered executive secretary at a PR firm in the city. There two worlds crash because their sons become fast friends at school and also because Emily is quietly developing a scheme to never work again. A few months after Emily and Stephanie become friends, Emily take a trip and ends up being away longer than expected. Stephanie panics and reaches out to the internet for advice which ends up on a search for Emily finding a dead body and declaring her dead. This is where all the mystery begins or so Stephanie thinks.
As always I promise not to spoil the ending of the book for you, but I will say that the book takes some pretty interesting twists and turns as you start to read Emily’s section of the book. Overall though I will admit that I found the book rather slow in the beginning and nearly put it down , but thankfully or unthankfully I flipped to a different section to read ahead to see if it got better and it did. I wasn’t impressed by any of the writing of the book and though I liked it and found the first part slow. I probably won’t end up reading it again and would recommend that you borrow it from the library rather than own it.
Let me know what you have been reading lately. Have you read this book? Did you see the movie? Let me know your thoughts.
I’ll be back soon in another post.