I Choose You Book Review

I Choose You Book Review

Title: I Choose You
Author: Gayle Curtis
Published: January 1, 2020, Thomas & Mercer
No. of Pages: 262
Cover Price: $4.99 Kindle

I Choose You by Gayle Curtis is about Elise and Nathaniel whose mothers were manipulated into committing suicide by an evil murderer who had been dubbed “The Watcher” thirty years prior. They are now married with children and have been doing fairly well. However, when their daughter is murdered, they wonder if The Watcher is back and if it’s the same person who was responsible for their mother’s deaths. As expected, the murder of their daughter has had a major influence on Elise and Nathaniel’s relationship.

While the novel is well-written, and includes interesting (albeit a few non-plausible) scenarios, as well as building suspense, it may not be enough to keep every reader’s interest. The characters aren’t particularly likeable, and their relationships tend to be forced and phony. Elise and Nathaniel don’t have a very good marriage, and the supporting characters aren’t very exciting. Many readers will find that because they can’t relate to the characters, the novel will drag, and the readers won’t really care what happens to them. Even though the novel contains all the elements of a good thriller: building suspense, a murder or two, and unique characters, there is something about it that doesn’t capture interest.

This novel really wasn’t personally enjoyable, and even though the murderer wasn’t revealed until the dénouement, it wasn’t exciting. Some readers will love the novel, but there are dozens, maybe hundreds, of better ones out there. Unless readers are bored and have no choice but to read this novel, they may want to choose something else.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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