Book Review: Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse

Before We Met has been advertised as “the next Gone Girl”. Frankly, I hate it when books are compared to other books because no two can be alike. The characters, the plot line, the writing, the general feel. All of it is different in each book. So, when I saw that it was “the next Gone Girl” I was intrigued to see what exactly it was like. Was it similar to Gone Girl? No, not really. The only similarity I found was lying and marriage. Not truly knowing someone before tying the knot. 

That being said, this was a decent read. It wasn’t my favorite-perhaps because I was holding it up to a standard before beginning. There is a twist at the end, but one I expected. Especially as Hannah (the main character) kept saying, at least 4 or 5 times, that there was “something that was missing” or “something that didn’t feel right”. In my opinion, I don’t believe that needs to be said. I think that the author had framed her uncertainty enough to leave that unsaid. I think having that written out took away from the writing itself. 

I wouldn’t go out of my way to say not to read this book, it was a good read! I just wouldn’t read it again. I do like the author and will need to try some other books of hers. 

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