Black Chuck by Regan McDonell
I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley and I had high hopes for this book. I was instantly drawn into the Psycho. Sick. Dangerous. line that was on the description. I was hoping it would be a very twisted thriller and in the beginning it really seemed like it was going to deliver. I was hooked on the plot until about 70% even though the characters didn't sit very well with me. Evie didn't impress me as a character. Her situation and relationship to Shaun was the only thing that made her interesting. The real dynamic between her and Shaun that she kept hidden, their final day together, THAT held my interest. Every time Sunny opened her mouth I wanted to smack her. Sunny has her own issues that come to light near the end but I didn't feel like it was a good excuse for her to treat everyone around her like garbage. Alex's twist at the end... I LOVED it. I had a feeling, given his family history, he was going to turn into a total badass and his exit from the story was pretty hardcore. Réal... Now he was a character. His whole internal struggle was awesome. It was a topic I've never really come across before in my reading adventures. (I won't spoil the revelation). This book was gory and graphic. The plot was intriguing but I felt like it kind of fell short. The ending after the graduation party was good but the solved mystery of Shaun's death was a bit anticlimactic. I was expecting something more. Now I LOVE a good twisted thriller/suspense novel. The more twisted the better. A shock factor that is long lasting. I think this book would have played out better if we followed Réal's issues more to completion in the "who done it" aspect. For me, it wasn't a terrible book. It just didn't deliver how I had hoped so it gets a 3 out 5 stars for The Dwarf Did it.
I included a picture of the back of the book this time so you, the reader, could see if this is something you would be interested in. Everyone has their own taste when it comes to these types of novels.
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