I’m Thinking Of Ending Things By Iain Reid


I'm thinking of ending things



RECOGNITION:  June 2016 Indie Next Selection






This story begins with Jake and a young woman known in the book only as “the girlfriend”  on a long drive to visit Jake’s parents.  The awkward visit is over and the girlfriend is left alone and stranded in a school where she will face a harrowing experience.  To give too many details will spoil the book.  Suffice it to say, this is a very intense physiological story of what happens before, during and after the visit to Jake’s parents isolated farm.



I am not sure where to start with this review.  This book is very different from anything I have read in the past.  Author Ian Reid has penned a mind-blowing novel.  Through a short novel, Reid skillfully packs a lot into the pages.

The plot blew me away.  None of this book was what I expected;  it held me glued to my E-reader as I followed the character’s digression into horror, fear, and mania.  Reid has crafted a first-rate physiological suspense novel. Even the title of the book is more than it seems at first glance. His development of the plot and characters was skillful; the plot never lagged or slowed.

When I reached the end, I had to stop, re-read the last chapter, and ask myself  “oh my, how did I miss that”.  There were some clues left along the way, but Reid cleverly mask them.  What an ending!



I recommend this book to young adults and adults due to physiological content.  Reid has created a solid well-developed physiological suspense thriller.

I received this book from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest book reviewBook reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion;  all book reviews on line under my name and on my blog are my opinion.


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