My thoughts on Daisy Darker
I picked up Daisy Darker because I had read and enjoyed Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney. I was hoping to find myself with another great read. I wasn’t disappointed. Daisy Darker is just that – great. Why? Daisy is a wonderfully complex character and unreliable narrator. You can’t help but like her. But it’s hard to trust her version of events. Something just doesn’t sit right. But what?
Slowly, each member of her dysfunctional family’s side of the story of just what happened to have them all fall out is told. And you can begin, as a reader, to unpick the truth. And what a truth. The twist at the end was brilliant – the kind you sort of see coming but can’t quite nail down.
It’s one of the things I loved most about the book if I’m honest – the ending (I sometimes think I read too much to every be truly surprised). It’s also why it feels hard to write this review. I am not sure how much to share without spoiling it for others.
So I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Daisy Darker is a great book. Well written. Well plotted. Full of wonderfully screwed up characters. And with a brilliant twist at the end to make you feel that picking this book up was well worthwhile. Five stars!
Please note: I received a copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review. All thoughts, feelings, and opinions are my own.