Title: Love Me, Love Me Not
Author: Katherine Debona
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: July 1, 2018
Page Count: 384
My rating: 2 1/2 stars
About the book:
Today isn’t the first time I’ve thought about killing my best friend, but it is the first time I’ve done something about it.
Since they were teenagers, Jane and Elle had been inseparable.
Until the day that Elle stole the love of Jane’s life.
Now everything has changed. Jane wants him back, and with a little help from her horticultural obsession, she may just have found the perfect solution…
A psychological suspense novel that you will not be able to put down. Perfect for fans of Louise Jensen and Clare Boyd.
Love Me, Love Me Not by Katherine Debona is yet another psychological thriller in a year that has had some really great books released so far. With this one I really thought the story would be another that I would have loved but it just fell a bit flat to me.
The story is about two friends Jane and Elle who have had a long friendship that to Jane has been a bit lopsided. Elle is the bright and shining one that always stands out and gets what she wants in life while Jane has lived in her shadow.
One day Jane decides to take back what she thinks is hers and get out from under Elle’s shadow. With a little help from Jane’s horticultural obsession she comes up with what will be the perfect solution, a poison that when used just right it will give Jane everything she ever wanted.
Love Me, Love Me Not was one of those books where you are not necessarily supposed to like the characters but for me it’s a thin line between suspicious dislike and not really caring dislike. I think the style of the writing in here kept pushing me more to the not really caring side unfortunately. It’s one that you just know you are going to be waiting to see how far it will go and Jane’s inner monologue would go on and on at times to make it feel like it was dragging me along to the shocking moments leaving me to rate this one at 2.5 stars. I’m in the minority in my opinion on this one though so if this sound like something you may enjoy I’d still suggest giving it a try yourself.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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