Friday, March 18, 2016
I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
You will be scared. But you won’t know why…
I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always.
4.0 out of 5 stars -- What a ride! If a reaction to reading a book keeps you up all night AFTER you've finished, I'd say it hit the mark. Positively or negatively, I guarantee that you will have a hard time putting this story to rest after turning the last pages.
Jake and "the girlfriend" are on a road trip to meet his parents at a remote farm, location unnamed. After unusual conversation and interaction both in the car and at the farm, they head back home because Jake has to work the next morning. Jake is sidetracked and they end up at an isolated school building. That's all I'm saying. No spoilers. You'll have to take this journey yourself and I'd guess that you will be turning this one over in your head for a long time to come. It's very dark and it's really scary in a way that has nothing to do with bad guys.
I think that this debut is one you won't want to miss -- if only because everyone else who reads it will be talking about it!
Thank you to Gallery, Threshold Pocket books, Gallery/Scout Press and NetGalley for an e-book ARC of this for review.