Friday, August 19, 2022

Book Review - Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: Carrie Soto is Back
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Release Date: April 26, 2022 
Publisher: Graydon House
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Format: Ebook/Paperback/Hardcover/Audio
Source: Netgalley


“I’m going to kill her. You’d better come if you want to save her.”
Lorraine—“Rainy”—lives at the top of Tiger Mountain. Remote, moody, cloistered in pine trees and fog, it’s a sanctuary, a new life. She can hide from the disturbing past she wants to forget.
If she’s allowed to.
When Rainy reluctantly agrees to a girls’ weekend in Vegas, she’s prepared for an exhausting parade of shots and slot machines. But after a wild night, her friend Braithe doesn’t come back to the hotel room.
And then Rainy gets the text message, sent from Braithe’s phone: someone has her. But Rainy is who they really want, and Rainy knows why.
What follows is a twisted, shocking journey on the knife-edge of life and death. If she wants to save Braithe—and herself—the only way is to step back into the past.
This seething, gut-punch of a thriller can only have sprung from the fiendish brain of Tarryn Fisher, one of the most cunning writers of our time.

I wasn't sure if this was going to be the book for me. While I did enjoy The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, tennis is not my favorite thing. But, I was willing to put that aside and see what this book was all about. 

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.  While Carrie's character wasn't really likeable, I did appreciate reading her plight as I feel that it may be true to how some athletes lives work, especially when they are athletes of that caliber.  And when her record is at stake she decides that she isn't too old to come back out of retirement to try and keep her crown. And that is when her world is turned upside down. 

Even though she was a hard character to associate with and like, you did see a little softness when it pertained to her Dad, Bowe (an ex-flame and great tennis player in his own right) and even Nicki, the one after her crown.

An interesting book, not a wow book but solid. 

Meet the Author:

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, as well as four other novels. Her newest novel, Malibu Rising, is out now. She lives in Los Angeles. You can follow her on Instagram @tjenkinsreid.

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