Book Review – Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse


Goodreads Synopsis:

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret.

Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.

A kill list.

From the man on the Lidl checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon’s ready to get her revenge.

Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder.

My Opinion:

To be perfectly honest – when I first started reading this book I wasn’t the biggest fan. BUT I am terribly stubborn and do not like to give up on books, so I pushed on. I am incredibly grateful that I did because I loved it!

Rhiannon Lewis is one crazy chick! She is a textbook psychopath, on a killing streak, and yet I love her! Her wit, humor, and sarcasm is fantastic! Her internal dialogue is incredibly funny – I always get a kick out of hearing what a character is really thinking in comparison to what they are saying out loud.

This book is told in a diary format, which is a style I am usually not a fan of, but in this book it works really well. As I was reading I couldn’t help but think how much fun it must have been for C.J. Skuse to write it. Rhiannon’s thoughts can be all over the place and seemingly unrelated at times and yet it all works!

I couldn’t help myself and had to read small passages out loud to whoever was around me at the time. Most of the time, to my personal enjoyment, they got just as big of a chuckle out of it as I did!

This book will not be for everyone and fair warning it can be a bit crude, but if you can push through that I believe it is well worth the read. It ends with a cliffhanger, so I will definitely be moving onto book two – In Bloom!

Book Details:

My Rating: 5/5
Genre: Thriller
Series: Sweetpea, #1
Publication Date: 4/20/2017
Pages: 472 (Hardback)

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25 thoughts on “Book Review – Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse

  1. I bought this book so long ago and never read it! Thank you for reviewing and putting it back on my radar…getting it off the shelf now:) I love it when my reading intuition kicks in and tells me not to dnf a book I may be struggling with and then I end up loving it! Best feeling! Glad that happened for you with this one Tina

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