Don't Swipe Right
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And like miss Finlay and her horny detective, we have a (unnecessary IMO) love story between Gwen and Dandy Lyons that includes sex in his superior's office (professionalism? Gwen (the main character) is full of bad decisions and is a total spaz, but it's kind of what makes the book work? Swiping through the few eligible bachelors left in town, she spends her evenings out on one disastrous date after another. This had me hooked from the beginning, I was fully invested and engaged throughout, I binge read this in one sitting.
Chilton is a journalist with fifteen years' experience working on TV shows such as This Morning , Loose Women and The One Show , as well as writing columns for Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Metro and The Mirror . It's a delightful (and murderous) read, full of suspense and humor and cleverness and fuckboys (Gwen's word, not mine). A good palate cleanser if you just finished Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter or something equally gory and depraved. Not only does Chilton do a great job capturing the voice of a snarky 29-year-old woman who's hit a couple speed bumps in life recently, but he did a fantastic job writing realistic and cringeworthy dates.
Her journey through a host of murders in the milleu of Eastbournes dating scene is funny, fast paced and wildly unpredictable. Before she knows what’s happening, Gwen finds herself the main suspect in a serial killer’s murderous spree, and the only way she can clear her name is to track down her former dates (even those that have ghosted her) and unmask a killer before it’s too late. The characterisation is very good, I really like Gwen, she’s a quip a minute but with pluck, bravery and gumption, well, some of the time! They say romance is dead, but if Gwen can't catch the mystery killer who's targeting every man she's ever dated, it's about to get a whole lot deadlier. and discovering her latest match is actually a serial killer (probably should have put that top of the list).
Gwen and her longtime boyfriend, Noah, broke up, and being a younger woman, she immediately joins a dating app to “get back out there”. Adorei as reviravoltas finais, mas acho que até lá houve alguma estagnação da história que quebrou o ritmo. I have to say it kept me guessing, and entertained, and boy was I shocked to discover who the killer really was!
The book effortlessly draws you in, immersing you in its intriguing storyline and well-developed characters. Overall, a funny and low-stakes (feels weird saying that given all the death) murder-mystery that can be read in an afternoon while you ignore your responsibilities. Add in a useless coffee van, with equally useless assistant, and a ton of broken dreams and Gwens life couldn't really get any worse.
To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. She is refreshingly realistic, a character who feels like a genuine human being rather than a mere archetype.I know, that’s shocking for a serial killer mystery, but it’s so self aware and full of twists and turns. I was so invested in the story and seeing who was behind the murders and the connection (LOL) to our main character. After a curious incident with one potential date via the app, he sends her a cryptic message about a dead jogger. However, as the story progresses, a different and unexpected twist emerges, leading to their breakup and leaving you in utter shock.
Comedic thrillers can be hard to pull off because most of the time they start of super funny and punchy but lose steam as they go along. She's certainly not perfect and she definitely uses humour as a shield to ward off feeling things, but she's funny and trying her best. Problem is, the men she goes on dates with (some terrible, please don’t happen to me kind of dates) start showing up dead.A twisty, fast-paced and darkly hilarious modern murder mystery set in the terrifying and mystifying world of online dating , Don’t Swipe Right is perfect for fans of Bella Mackie’s How To Kill Your Family and Netflix’s You .