Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering (Book Review)

I’m excited to share a new thriller with you: Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering!

Skye Starling has struggled with OCD since her mother’s death, but luckily, her boyfriend understands that it’s a part of her. After a whirlwind courtship, he proposes – but is he too good to be true?

*I received this book for free from the publisher (St. Martin’s Press) in exchange for an honest review.

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Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering book review

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Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering: My Thoughts

This was such a clever thriller! I tore through it in just 2 days. It was complex and twisty, without feeling convoluted. It’s got insane trust funds, an ambitious con, fabulous vacations, and eye-opening journal entries. (I’m a big fan of snippets like journal entries or transcripts in a novel! To me, they make the story and characters feel more tangible.)

The character development is strong (which in my opinion is so important for thrillers to stand out!) and every character’s motivation becomes clear by the end. There are conniving characters, and characters you’ll feel for.

The story kept me captivated and had a unique structure: the tension would ratchet up, then calm down again, then repeat. This is best if you go in without too much information, so that’s all I’ll say.

Overall, definitely recommended! Especially for thriller fans who love character-driven stories.

Rating: 4.5 (out of 5) stars

Release date: March 2nd, 2021

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Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering book review

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