Book Review

GOODNIGHT BEAUTIFUL by Aimee Molloy

I received a complimentary audiobook copy of GOODNIGHT BEAUTIFUL by Aimee Molloy for an honest review. Thank you to Harper Audio and Libro FM for the chance to read and review!

Rating: 4 / 5

After reading THE PERFECT MOTHER by Aimee Molloy earlier this year in a Saturday Booksta Club buddy read, I was really excited to receive an audiobook copy of her newest release, GOODNIGHT BEAUTIFUL. I wound up picking up a physical copy from the library as well in my pre-readathon haul last month, though I did listen to more than I physically read.

Sam Statler has recently moved back to his hometown in New York with his new wife, leaving big city life behind. Sam is a therapist and is setting up his own private practice working downstairs, a location fixed up with everything he could possibly want in an office. Though new to town, Sam doesn’t seem to lack for patients, but neither he nor his patients know that their sessions can be overheard from the house upstairs.

One day Sam heads out to his car ahead of a storm, destination unknown, and fails to return. His wife is left wondering what happened to him. As the investigation begins, secrets begin to come out and what seemed like an ideal setup and an ideal life may not be as perfect as it first appeared.

I flew through this book during Dewey’s 24-Hour readathon and it was a perfect pick for that. It kept me hooked and questioning from the opening scene. This author does a fantastic job with playing with the reader’s perception and assumptions and turning them upside down. This was one wild ride and I basically read through the full book in a single sitting. This book managed to surprise me a few times, which is something that I love in a thriller, but something that is hard to do given the number of thrillers I’ve read.

I found the audio for this one to be fantastic as well. We’ve got multiple narrators which I love for this multiple POV style book and they all added to my overall enjoyment. This is one I’d definitely recommend you pick up either in print or on audio and after two reading successes this year, I can guarantee I’ll be looking to read more from Aimee Molloy.

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