What I loved about Raven Lane was
How Brilliantly Written It Was brilliantly written it was was absolutely mesmerizing So this book being my first read by Amber Cowie I am 100% looking forward to reading the author s debut As a suspense fiction addict I went into this book with very high expectations and I felt like the fact that I ve been reading nothing but the twistiest most shocking thrillers this year has definitely affected my reading of this novel What I should ve nown about Raven Lane was that it isn t really a mystery It
S About Family Secrets about family secrets to light due a sudden accident commited by Benedict protagonist Esme secrets to light due a sudden accident commited by Benedict protagonist Esme husband The book goes on to focus on Esme s confusion and frustration about this new life that is collapsing all around her due to her husband s wrongdoing With that said the reader needs to be truly invested in the characters in order to enjoy the book In the end there are moments that make you gasp Nevertheless I think what I struggled with was the suspenseful atmosphere which wasn t in the intensity that I was hoping for Thank you to Netgalley and Lake Union for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review I hate to be unkind about a book I couldn t finish it While the story line was interesting enough things starting going out of control and out of my pretty vast realm of toler. The truth can bring out the worst in the best of friendsEsme and Benedict Werner have an idyllic life in a tight nit community until an accident in their cul de sac ends in the tragic sudden death of one of their dearest neighbors After vindicating eyewitness accounts morph into contradictory. .
nce The party the drugs a ey read partner swapEsme going
along with it alla gay man s attraction and subseuent infidelitywith it alla gay man s attraction and subseuent infidelity a straight woman I m not a prude but it was just too much And very unbelievable I appreciate the ARC from NetGalley and the publisher but this was just not for me Raven Lane by Amber Cowie is a thriller novel with an average storyline The suspenseful ending is a bit unorthodox but it isn t enough to revive the stereotypical plot involving rich people with their drugs and love triangles and whatever followsAcross the length of the book I encountered two grave mistakes Firstly in one of the scenes a character picks up her phone to do something but ends up putting back her laptop when distracted with something else Unless this was magical realism or some sort of fantasy that I failed to grasp the phone should have remained as such Secondly and importantly the author seems to have messed up with one of the chief character s name Head up with one of the chief character s name Head Anthony is introduced with a family name Cole but he becomes a King as soon you turn a few pages A huge oversight on part of the author and the beta readersWho is to say there aren t such mistakes I d highly recommend a few sessions of proofreads before the text is sent for publishingWhat I really liked in this book is the prose within the prose During. Memories suspicion and unaccountable accusations Benedict is arrested Esme’s life too is changed foreverAs the neighborhood largely turns against her and her family Esme has time to think about her past and what to do next Then her fellow residents start looking deeper uestioning one anothe. ,