Good evening guys, and if you celebrate, Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, step-dads and dad figures out there! I hope you’ve enjoyed the heat!
Today I’m reviewing another Netgalley proof, by the name of Sweetpea.
The last person who called me ‘Sweetpea’ ended up dead…
I haven’t killed anyone for three years and I thought that when it happened again I’d feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night’s sleep. Didn’t wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once.
Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret.
Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.
A kill list.
From the man on the Lidl checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon’s ready to get her revenge.
Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder…
Initially, I requested this book because of the title, there’s a family joke behind the name ‘Sweet pea’ but I was not expecting this book! It’s amazing to see it from the killers point of view, who, as we can all tell as been affected more by her past than others realize. The ending is such a cliff-hanger and I’d love to know what will become of ‘Sweet pea’. Really well written and an interesting read!
So… where do we start?
As mentioned above, there’s a family joke behind the name ‘Sweetpea’ and that’s initially what drew me towards the book. I was also, kinda, sorta, intrigued by the whole ‘female mass murderer’ kinda thing and was interested to, of course, see it from her point of view.
Rhiannon’s mind is an interesting one, her daily thoughts are something which we would generally, be shocked by, especially if we knew she were so close. It was such an intricate read, we had Rhiannon being all Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde on us, her friends, her boyfriend! And it was a bit like Whiplash, one minute she’s acting like the best bud or best girlfriend ever, and the next, well, she’s killing!
The ending was a bit of a shock, as it all that she’s done, catches her up, but we don’t really know how it ends. I mean does she get caught? What happens?
I’d definitely recommend this book to those with a bit of a dark humour and looking for something that is a bit light-hearted, although towards the end, you will be on the edge of your seat!
As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read Sweetpea and what you thought of the book, and if not, are you going to add it to your TBR?