Book Recommendation: Charlie, Presumed Dead

Something bad’s gonna happen…

There is a long list of things I love in fiction that I would hate in real life. Things like:

  • Ghosts
  • Assassins
  • Demons
  • Haunted houses
  • Murder mysteries
  • Betrayal
  • Pirates
  • Locked rooms
  • Dystopian death games
  • A diet of bread and cheese

(Okay, I love bread and cheese. But just bread and cheese? I would be soooo sick)

Another thing I love to read, but don’t love in real life? Sociopaths.

Sociopaths like Charlie.

In Paris, family and friends gather to mourn the tragic passing of Charlie Price—young, handsome, charming, a world-traveler—who is presumed dead after an explosion. Authorities find only a bloodied jacket, ID’d as Charlie’s. At the funeral, two teens who are perfect strangers, Lena Whitney and Aubrey Boroughs, make another shocking discovery: they have both been dating Charlie, both think Charlie loved them and them alone, and there is a lot they didn’t know about their boyfriend. Over the next week, a mind-bending trip unfolds: first in London—then in Mumbai, Kerala, and Bangkok, the girls go in search of Charlie. Is he still alive? What did their love for him even mean? The truth is out there, but soon it becomes clear that the girls are harboring secrets of their own.

I can keep a secret…

What Intrigued Me: Secrets, secrets are no fun, unless they come out at the wrong time and destroy everything…

Yeah, that’s how it goes, right?

But seriously, who has ever picked up a book all about secrets and though, “nah. Not interested. I hate secrets.”

Not me.

Not.

Me.

What Hooked Me: Unreliable narrators are great. Two unreliable narrators are better.

Three unreliable narrators are the best.

Guess how many this book had.

What Made Me Fall In Love: Without giving away any spoilers, I will tell you what’s amazing about this book…via BOOK MATH!

(The Talented Mr. Ripley + The Usual Suspects) x Pretty Little Liars

Yup. That’s all I’m going to tell you. You’ll just have to read the book.

Basically

Charlie, Presumed Dead is available online and at your local bookstore. Grab a copy before they all mysteriously disappear…

 

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