I’m Thinking Of Ending Things by Iain Reid
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Rating: 3.75 stars
Summary: 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.
Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can’t fake a thought.”
And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here.
In this deeply suspenseful and irresistibly unnerving debut novel, a man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm. When the two take an unexpected detour, she is left stranded in a deserted high school, wondering if there is any escape at all. What follows is a twisted unraveling that will haunt you long after the last page is turned.
My opinion on the book:
There was something about this book. The moment i read the name of it i knew i wanted to read it.
The things about the book is that it is unsettling, and dyou really won’t know what’s really happening, which in my opinion makes a great thriller.
The characters are very well written, the thoughts of the narrator are very real and touchable. I liked that she described little things that her boyfriend did, even the little details that make a person.
The book felt very personal, and i truly enjoy that. The story goes back and forward between the couple and some people talking about an incident that happened, which makes the suspense even greater.
There isn’t much i can say about the book without giving away spoilers about what happens in the book, but there are some raw imagery, especially when they get to the farm… I loved the scenery, it was creepy and at the same time thrilling.
Overall, i did enjoy the book, it reminded me the ‘wtf’ feeling i had while reading Haruki Murakami’s After Dark.
I understand by the reviews in goodreads that the book is equally loved and hated, so i really hope you are of the second group and enjoy the reading. I know i’ll be rereading it somewhen soon enough.
‘Til Next Time 😉