Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

1 Star


“You’d be amazed by what people will do. Things they’d never admit to anyone—not even to themselves.”

Okay, no one is amaaaaaazed by what people will do anymore. Especially in a myster/thriller. Double especially when that mystery/thriller is actually “the next Gone Girl” and when it was released Gillian Flynn was probably all like . . . .

But I’m getting ahead of myself. The premise here is a friend asks a friend for a simple favor (fitting title is at least fitting) of watching her son (who is also friend’s son’s buddy) until she returns from some meetings around 9:00 p.m. And then she never comes to pick him up because she is Gone. Girl. The why behind the woman’s vanishing is not too terribly hard to predict if you’re a frequent reader of books like this, but everything aside from the kitchen sink is thrown in getting there. Don’t believe me? (This is when it gets spoiley so step away from the monitor/put yo phone down NOW.) By the 35% mark the “friend” is not only banging her bestie’s hubs but has pretty much moved in with him as well. And then!!!! THENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN we find out she also used to make a habit of fucking her half brother . . . .

Not to mention the missing chick has some sibling issues as well that conveniently result in matching DNA!

Someone please tell me the movie was better than this.

1 comment:

  1. Nope - the movie was hilarious and kind of crazy. Definitely better as a screenplay than a book.