50/50 | BookishFirst


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This is a solid three-star book for me, so here we go. Pros: I was hooked by the concept of a bad-ass bookseller/private investigator and I loved Nikki’s character! I liked the balance of her backstory and the current plot line in addition to the overall concept of a modernized detective/thriller story. Cons: It was just too predictable and had too many cliches, including the “bad guy monologue” at the end where they reveal their whole plan conveniently in front of the main character. I really liked it in the beginning but the second half left a lot to be desired. I’m not sure if I’ll continue the series, I’m about 50/50 on it right now. I think it does shows promise, especially for a debut author, but I’m not sure on the execution of the story as of now. Thank you to Bookish First and Flatiron Books for the free copy in exchange for an honest review!