A Likeable Woman by May Cobb
Publication July 11, 2023
Taken from Goodreads: She's back in her affluent hometown for the first time in years and determined to unravel the secrets of her mother's death hidden in the unpublished memoir she left behind...even if it kills her...
After her troublemaker mother's mysterious death, Kira fled her wealthy Texas town and never looked back. Now, decades later, Kira is invited to an old frenemy's vow renewal party. Though she is reluctant to go, there are things calling her back . . . like chilled wine and days spent by the pool . . . like her sexy childhood crush, Jack. But, more importantly, it's the urgent texts from her grandmother who says she has something to give Kira. Something about her mother's death, something that looks an awful lot like murder.
When her grandmother gives Kira a memoir that her mother had been working on before she died, she is pulled into the past and all of the sizzling secrets that come along with it. With few allies left in her gossipy, country club town, Kira turns to Jack for help. As she gets closer to what--and who--might have brought about her mother's end, it becomes clear that someone wants the past to stay buried.
And Kira might be next.
My Thoughts: Kira… she has so much swirling around her. The loss of her mother and the belief that she did not commit suicide, the grandmother who has kept a secret from her for years, and the long-lost love/best friend that she will soon be seeing are just a few of the things happening. I was worried that this book would be too much, too much angst, too much drama, and too much in general. This book is perfect. It is a great mystery thriller that kept me turning page after page without wanting to ever stop.
The family drama in this book was insane. Kira and her sister are on entirely opposite sides of, well, everything. I had hoped for a reconciliation between them, yet it seemed like it would not happen. The rest of the relationships with Kira and her friends and family were equally challenging and I felt so bad for her. It seemed that she was on her own and no one was going to stand by her.
The twists and turns, oh my! I cannot believe how it all worked out and what Kira went through to get there. May Cobb has cemented herself as a must-read author for me. I will recommend this book to all my thriller reading fellow bookworms.
Thank you Berkley for a copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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