Title: This is How it Ends
Author: Jen Nadol
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book whatsoever; it's my true opinion only.
I received an e-book of this from Simon Pulse via Edelweiss. Thank you to the publisher for giving me a chance to read and review this.
Whenever I begin books I always look at the general rating that people gave it on Goodreads.
From looking at this book's ratings, most people gave it three stars and under. This meant I went into the book with low expectations. This probably was a good thing for me as I ended up liking it. Normally I also have the tendency to like books that people didn't like and vice versa.
This is How it Ends was a contemporary with a murder mystery element to it. At first it begins with a discovery of these mysterious binoculars which seem to show some weird scene, whether it's if the character is older in the scene showed or not.
I didn't know where this was going to go at first. It did come off as a little cheesy, but I gave the book a chance to see where it went.
What I liked was that it went into the murder more and the binoculars were forgotten for most.
I liked the fact that this story had a male protagonist. I don't often read books with male protagonists. Normally it is females that tell contemporaries. Jen did a great job with this.
I liked the main character Riley. He does come across as quite a sensitive guy, but his intentions to find the murderer are quite clear. I enjoyed going along the mystery with him.
I must admit this book did have me guessing throughout the book. I just never knew who did it. When I thought it was definitely someone, I turned out to be wrong. Some people may guess as I can be very gullible.
The cover to this book does make the book sound like it's a very sexual one. I can assure you it isn't. It's very far from that.
Overall I liked the general story and that's why I gave it four stars.
If you like contemporaries or murder mysteries then give this a go.
I hope you have enjoyed this review.
Happy reading =)