Published by Little Brown Book Group UK on February 6, 2024
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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It's been nine years since Charlotte Colbert witnessed the horrific events the tabloids dubbed 'Scarlet Christmas'. That's how she was named in the police reports - a witness, though Charlie knows she was far more than that. But thanks to a cocktail of therapy, work, and severed friendships, Charlie has finally moved on: she's soon-to-be married and the editor-in-chief of a major magazine. Even the press has finally stopped harassing her.
I found Jenny Hollander’s debut novel, Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead, exceptional. The protagonist, Charlie, is trying to rebuild her life while dealing with a traumatic event that happened almost a decade ago. As her world crumbles around her, Charlie struggles to hold on to her sanity. The story was gripping, and I couldn’t wait to see how it would end. Although the ending was a bit underwhelming, I thoroughly enjoyed the journey, and I’m excited to read more from Hollander in the future.
Thank you to NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK, for allowing me to read and review this book.