The Paper Year: A Psychological Thriller With An Ending You'll Never See Coming (Piper Adler Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I enjoyed this story, it's quite a quick read which will leave you guessing throughout.
It didn't end quite how I anticipated, I envisioned something a little more dramatic, but nevertheless a great read which kept my attention the whole way through.
I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series, whilst this is a standalone, I like that Piper has a different story to tell.
The Paper Year is a fast moving psychological thriller that takes place in NYC. It features mental health expert, Piper Adler, and is the first in the series. The plot revolves around her attempted suicide and whether or not she really did try to kill herself or if it was her husband. As her life starts to unravel and the most horrific things happen to her, you can't help but wonder who the heck is out to get her and why.
I'm looking forward to the second book The Lost Year which is about her patient, Keely Brock.
I may be a lot of bad things – codependent, argumentative, a know-it-all, jellybean junkie, chatty, slightly entitled, overeducated, emotionally distant at times, a label whore with a serious handbag obsession – but a liar isn’t one of them.
Much like the first bite of your favorite cheesecake, The Paper Year was a tasty nibble that managed to whet my appetite for a bigger slice. It was a quick and engaging first installment with an entertaining and intriguing story and an active storyline that cast suspension all about. Populated with enticing characters and promising great potential for future adventures with the diverse collection of residents of the Barclay Co-op.
Piper Adler a psychotherapist lives with her husband and her dog in an apartment. Her life starts falling apart when she wakes up in hospital and is told she attempted to commit suicide. Did she and just can't remember?? It gets worse when some people don't believe her.
I didn't guess what was happening which is a great plus as my mind tried to work overtime throughout the story.
I thought the ending was a bit rushed but I didn't realise there was going to be more of Piper in future stories.
Really looking forward to reading more of this series.
I also want to mention that this book, like many others in the genre, states that it is a "psychological thriller with an ending you'll never see coming". This is simply NOT true either. The ending actually ended in a pretty nice epilogue. Sure, I didn't expect the "killer" to be who it was, but again, there was nothing superb or sinister in terms of how it all ended. Now, I can see why publishers would want to market their books like this because it's what draws readers in, but why make it seem like it's something when it truly isn't? I believe it is unfair to the readers and the author because it can effect ratings...
Other than this, this is a good novel although lacking in some departments. I do love this cover (which is half the reason I picked up the book in the first place) and have enjoyed some of the authors previous novels (which are erotic romance rather than thrillers). Would I pick up the next book in the series? I might. But I would really need to see a bit more emotion and "realness" in terms of the characters and plot.
This is a kind of story that would make you guess from the moment Piper opened her eyes and found out that she was in a hospital for trying to commit suicide. You'll ask yourself why would she do that if she has a happy life, good friends and loving husband? Until you read the whole thing, you would be left with questions such as "did she do it?", "why did she do it?".
It is nail biting because you're guess is never who its going to be or who the obvious choice is. I would recommend this book to those who like to solve problems and read at the same time.