mystery · suspense · thriller

I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Iain Reid ★★★

Blurb; Now a Netflix original movie, this deeply scary and intensely unnerving novel follows a couple in the midst of a twisted unraveling of the darkest unease. You will be scared. But you won’t know why…

I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always.

Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can’t fake a thought.”

And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here.

In this smart and intense literary suspense novel, Iain Reid explores the depths of the human psyche, questioning consciousness, free will, the value of relationships, fear, and the limitations of solitude. Reminiscent of Jose Saramago’s early work, Michel Faber’s cult classic Under the Skin, and Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk about Kevin, “your dread and unease will mount with every passing page” (Entertainment Weekly) of this edgy, haunting debut. Tense, gripping, and atmospheric, I’m Thinking of Ending Things pulls you in from the very first page…and never lets you go.

My Review; I picked this up as it’s a small novel at just over 200 pages. Easy reading. The beginning started off a bit dull where they’re on their way to somewhere and just chatting about all lifes issues along the way. Things started to get wierd and disturbing when they arrive at the farm house with his family and from then on the story just gets wierd, tense, twisted and for me confusing. After finishing this I was questioning myself over what I had read, what was really going on and who was who.

I gave it three stars as it proper ended up confusing me. I might have to go back and read it again at some point and see if its any clearer but I got 90% of the plot. The ending was just fast and confusing for me. Throughout the message is strong she’s thinking of ending this relationship.

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