Book Review: A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

Let’s start with the movie trailer of this book to movie:

Wow, right? Wrong. Book lovers rarely say they love the movie more than the book, as there are always a bit of changes made. Let’s hope for this movie’s sake – which I have to see now – that they made lots and lots of changes.


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Published: March 21, 2017 by Harper
Category: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery

vacation read in Nice, France

If it wasn’t for book club I would have tossed this book into the ocean from this exact reading spot. It wasn’t too far into the book when I felt this way, so if you want to give it a go you will probably know relatively soon if you can stomach it.

I commit to being spoiler free and its paining me not to scream what I want to scream to you all. All I will say is: Chris. 🤮 (And in the end, a useless plot point which makes for a double 🤮🤮)

What I am looking forward to is my book club discussion, it is sure to be a doozy.

img_1418Stephanie, a widowed stay-at-home mommy blogger, is in need of a friend. It’s kind of like single white female a little when she meets posh, professional mom, Emily. The polar opposites become fast friends and then Emily disappears. She never came to pick up her son, Nicky, from Stephanie’s house and Stephanie is worried. Even Emily’s own husband, Sean, didn’t seem too alarmed. When the police are finally involved the story will unfold chapter by chapter: mess after mess.

Is Emily missing? Did she run away? Is she dead? What the heck is going on? It could have been an interesting tale, but with unlikeable characters and the “barf” situation this one did not hook me in.

One more gripe: Stephanie’s blog posts. Her narrative is super annoying and they made me cringe. I realize that his her character so it did a good job of making me dislike her so.

Did you read this book? Feel the same? Feel very different? Do tell! No book is for everyone, all opinions welcome (just be kind). XO, Nikki


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19 thoughts on “Book Review: A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

  1. yes. i read it. i done the review too. but very differently hehe i liked it. i mean it wasn’t wow but i enjoyed. it had some unnecessary moments and chapters but did not feel like you obviously. Hope the next read will be better.

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  2. Excellent review. I think I may skip the book and wait to see if the movie is any good. (Let’s face it, they mix them up so much that it may actually be a better movie)

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