By: Alicia Thompson
Thank you to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for the ARC of this book!
Meet Phoebe Walsh. She is so obsessed with true crime, her Ph.D dissertation is about true crime! During the writing of her dissertations, she has to leave North Carolina, and stay in Florida to help her brother, Conner, clean out their father’s house. When she shows up at her childhood home with a massive desk in the middle of the night, her neighbor, unbeknownst to her, appeared out of the dark and offered his help. Sirens went off in her mind – serial killer! It doesn’t take long before Phoebe realizes that Sam Dennings may be a type of person that she’s never encountered before.
Thompson was speaking to my soul writing this book! I love true crime, and while I’m married now, I couldn’t imagine dating and having all these true crime references constantly pop up in my mind or being so skeptical about everyone I meet. Thompson did a great job of including moments that made me laugh and giggle out loud. I loved the dorkiness of the characters! Thompson wrote the book in such a way that it read fast, but nothing between any of the characters ever felt rushed. The build up between the characters was palpable, and I’m not just talking about the main characters. I genuinely enjoyed this book, it made my heart happy.
I highly recommend this book. It comes out on August 16, 2022. You can pre-order your copy here.