When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it’s not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It’s because everything she desires is next door: The husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else.
Sometimes I read a book from a specific author and end up not liking it. That once happened with Tarryn Fisher´s novel, The Opportunist ( Love Me With Lies #1 ), back in 2013. After not seeing what the hype over that book was about, I decided to not include the author´s works in my monthly Amazon shopping lists again.
I wasn´t a fan.
But sometimes, often years later, an author pops out a book that grabs my attention and I decide to give that author another chance.
`Bad Mommy` by Tarryn Fisher wasn´t the shining light I had hoped for.
Since I want to keep this review clean and spoiler free I´m going say that the problem with this book was a combination of everything and the lack of.
The writing was not close to what I´m usually used to. The topic was rather interesting but it was a bit off. The dialogue Not for me ( a problem I had with the author´s former works). The characters were all over the place. It seemed like someone left the gates to Crazy Town open. The emotions the story brought out in me and the overall feeling the book gave out was closer to negative than positive.
`Bad Mommy` is a thriller. I expect a tad more thrill when reading a thriller. I expect a story to pull me in and make me forget everything else surrounding me.
The story was indeed like a rollercoaster ride. Chaotic and flat. Confusing and long ( as in: it took me forever to finish reading.)
I´m sad to say that `Bad Mommy` wasn´t my cup of tea.
Would I recommend this book? No. Personally, I wouldn´t. I believe a book has to have more than just a flashy cover, catchy title and mysterious synopsis. A story that includes multiple personalities is bound to be confusing but this one takes the cake.
Would I re-read this book? No. I might even go so far and say that Tarryn Fisher isn´t the author for me.
The Cover – 4 stars ( The cover is surprisingly great. I like the vibe it gives off. )
The Story – 1 star ( Too chaotic. Too flat. Not what I expected. Not was I hoped for.)
The Characters – 2 stars ( Confusing. Some characters even felt like shadows. Again, I expected more)
My emotional state after finishing this read– Very disappointed.
I´m giving `Bad Mommy` by Tarryn Fisher 1 star out of 5.