My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Out March 13th!
This is How it Ends! The title of this book is so fitting, because once I got to the end, I could not stop reading! Ella and Molly are activists, working to help people stay in their homes as developers close in on the community, pushing people out and driving housing prices up in their wake. One night, during an event at Castle Rise, a building whose resident count is dwindling, Ella calls Molly in a panic. When Molly arrives, she finds Ella in one of the residences, but she is not alone. The dead body on the floor needs to be taken care of, and Molly is just the person to help!
More of a mystery of motives than a “whodunit,” Eva Dolan did such a great job of revealing information at just the right times. The story was told through the eyes of both Molly and Ella as the chapters continued, as many books are. But what was unique about this book in particular was that Molly’s story was told in forward motion, while Ella’s was told in reverse, moving backward through time to reveal a history the reader could not imagine. Only when the author stated “This is How it Ends” did their stories realign, and move forward in parallel until the truth was revealed.
Would highly recommend to all my murder mystery lovers out there. Loved the fresh perspective.
-This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Eva Dolan, and Bloomsbury USA for the opportunity to review.-