One-sentence summary: A DA with a hidden past is thrown into turmoil when his son is charged with murder.
B.A.D. Girls Book Rating: 6
Our favorite thing about it: We wanted to find out what happened in the story. Until we did.
Our least favorite thing about it: The story was just so-so and we liked NONE of the characters.
Main Topics of Discussion: Parental Love and Loyalty, Honesty, Story Development, Murder
Our favorite quote: “I admit--no one worth knowing can be quite known, no one worth possessing can be quite possessed.”
Notes: None of us quite loved this book. Some of us really didn’t like it. First of our two main complaints: 1) There was no climax to the story. It seemed as if it was building to something – and something did happen in the end – but it just was kind of meh. Not compelling, not very realistic (in our opinion), and nothing was revealed, which was what you really wanted from the ending. 2) The characters were all flat, typical characterizations and none of them were likable at all. We need someone to relate to or to like in a story to really care about it. And the male/female generalizations came across as condescending (on both counts) to us.
Memorable Meeting Moments: We met at Chiloso and celebrated Lindsay’s birthday. Amberly brought a yummy cheesecake with berry topping to the restaurant for us. Then, we went to see Gone Girl together since we’d read that book as an earlier pick.
What We Ate: Chiloso...and cheesecake!