I’ll keep this review brief since this book deserves to be spoiler-free. Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering is one of the rare suspense books where the twist was not at all obvious and I hope other readers can have the same delightfully blind experience that I did. I promise I haven’t given away any of the good stuff.
You’re Just Too Good to Be True
This story is broken into three POVs. First, we have Skye, a young, rich, seemingly carefree girl who just wants a stable relationship. Skye has dealt with crippling OCD since her mother’s death when she was young, and never thought she would find love because of it. Next, we enter the mind of Burke, her almost perfect fiance. He’s a good deal older than Skye, but other than that, a caring, doting partner. They’re recently engaged and blissfully planning their wedding using Skye’s nicely padded inheritance. Nothing could possibly go wrong with this relationship, right?
Oh, but there is one more POV: Heather, who’s Burke’s wife. Oops. They’re high school sweethearts, now struggling in their mid-forties with huge financial problems, and see Skye as their trust fund ticket to financial freedom.
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Untrustworthy narrators abound in this book which makes reading it addictive. I couldn’t put it down, because I needed to know how this story would end. I hungrily ate through the pages. Carola Lovering’s first book, Tell Me Lies, captured my attention, but Too Good to Be True has cemented her as a staple in my suspense catalog.
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Emily is an interior designer by day, book nerd by night. When not talking aloud to her cat, Luna (named after the Luna you're thinking of, hopefully), she can be found scrolling through Netflix for hours, until finally giving up and snuggling in bed with her kindle because she's already watched all of the good stuff. She loves donuts of all shapes and sizes, Chipotle burritos, and alpacas (not to eat - shouldn’t have paired that with two other food items…). If you want to get on her good side, bring up Harry Potter, true crime, or podcasts - better yet something that combines all three.