2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 6 books toward her goal of 240 books.

Book Review: The Apartment by K.L. Slater

Oh dear… I do not like when authors write silly women to fulfill plot devices, and that’s how this one felt to me. This is ostensibly a book about a women who survived a terrible childhood in foster care, yet she falls for every line every person who presents nicely hands her throughout the story. It’s unlikely in the extreme, as are the decisions she makes throughout – decisions that can only be described as representing blatant disregard for her own safety and that of her child. It made it very tough to connect with her – or empathize, when things turned out the way the inevitably did.

Yet for all that, I kept reading. Slater has written an oddly entertaining tale, despite its unlikelihood, its disagreeable and unbelievable characters, and its rather ridiculous revelations. I never put it down, despite feeling like it was ridiculous quite often – which is unusual for me, particularly in the “silly women” genre. I was intrigued enough to see how she would (attempt to) tie it all together to keep going, and that is worth something. If you don’t mind suspending disbelief fairly far, and don’t mind foolish women, this one does offer an entertaining couple of hours of twisty glimpses into a series of lives that intertwine through a series of unfortunate events…

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my obligation-free review copy.

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