Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cruise by Suzenne Vermeer

Summary on Goodreads.

"Frank and Helen’s anniversary cruise is going perfectly, until the unthinkable happens and Frank disappears. Helen does everything she can to find her husband, but is ultimately forced to return home, alone and distraught.

After spending the next few months searching, Helen hears from someone who has news of her husband. But not the news she hoped for: Helen learns that Frank was leading a double life. It becomes increasingly apparent that the man she married had a dark side Helen could never have imagined...."

According to the dictionary, thriller is "something with exciting plot;" it uses suspense and a high level of anticipation. Well, this book IS NOT A FUCKING THRILLER!!!

And excuse me, but the summary already tells you that the husband pretends to die to get rid of his wife. But then she finds him and violá! How could you do this to me? I'm sorry, there was no other way and blah blah blah.

It is advertised as a mystery and it couldn't be more wrong. A mystery is a puzzling event or situation (dictionary, again), and in this book, as soon as I read the Prologue I figured out what the dull story was going to be about.

This book is totally mis-advertised! I read it because it was supposed to be a THRILLER!!!!

I'm going to tell you what it is: a contemporary story of a cheated/abandoned/badly played woman coming to terms with her life. After her husband disappears, she needs to learn to heal her emotional wounds and find a way to... you know, whatever people do when they are dumped.

This book should be advertised as a contemporary adult something, NOT A FUCKING THRILLER!!!!