Rating: 3/5 stars
Have you ever been the only person who just wasn’t feeling that book that everyone else rated so high? It makes you feel as if you read a completely different book as them. That’s how I felt while reading All the Beautiful Lies.
If you follow our blog, then you already know I’m a huge fan of Swanson’s work. He writes the perfect thriller that leaves you in awe after you’ve finished, often ending with that final line that sticks with you long after you’ve closed the book. However, that was not the case for this one. It was very slow-going and the characters didn’t demand my attention the way his others have. I remained interested, curious as to where it would lead, but it just didn’t feel like I was reading a Peter Swanson novel.
All the Beautiful Lies is written in two parts and if I’m being honest, I have no idea how the same person could have written the slow, torturous Part 1 all the while writing the exciting, thriller-filled, plot twist in Part 2. The moment you turn that black sheet that separates the book in two, you are instantly taken for a ride and luckily it makes up for the very sluggish, unexciting beginning.
What I loved most about reading this book is that I didn’t predict the twist! My predictions were completely wrong and it allowed my imagination to get carried away as the story reached completion. A great whodunit!
Thank you to the publishers for providing the printed ARC!