Review: Speak No Evil is definitely worth the read. It was so good… right up until the ending.
I found out that Speak No Evil is the first of a series, which might explain why the ending leaves us wanting more. Caroline’s mother dies, and her and her two sisters are reunited and have to live together for a year to get the money left to them in the will. Now, its quite a lump sum, so they obviously are all going to at least attempt to live together for a year. There’s the complicated relationship of sisters, love stories, relationships with co-workers, and more. It’s an engaging read, which a charming setting. The characters are believable, their relationships are well-written, and the mystery in the story is a page-turner.
Crosby does a great job of building up tension, of making the reader wonder what is happening and trying to draw their own conclusion, and then it comes crashing down at the end. Seriously, I’m not kidding. The ending is so disappointing. It’s basically, like, two sentences of resolution. I was so unhappy. “_____ is the killer. He is going to jail. And ____ was never found.” I sat there thinking to myself “Wait, WHAT? How do they know he’s the killer; do they even have the right guy?”
I furiously got on to write a review and in my search, found out that there are more books in the series. That makes a lot of sense. However, I simply can’t rate this book more than a 3 (although I’m sure it deserves more because it was well-written, engaging, dramatic, and even had a raunchy scene which I was a fan of) because that ending seriously infuriated me.
Don’t worry, I will be reading the next one! Crosby definitely pulled me in to the point of where I am super interested in the character’s well-beings.