Did I Say You Could Go by Melanie Gideon

Did I Say You Could Go
.ePUB, 290 pages
Expected Publication: August 3rd 2021 by Simon & Schuster

About the Book:
When Ruth, a wealthy divorcé​e, offers to host the Hillside Academy kindergarten meet-and-greet, she hopes this will be a fresh start for her and her introverted daughter, Marley. Finally, they’ll be accepted into a tribe. Marley will make friends and Ruth will be welcomed by the mothers. Instead, the parents are turned off by Ruth’s ostentatious wealth and before kindergarten even begins, Ruth and Marley are outcasts. The last guest to arrive at the meet-and-greet is Gemma, a widow and a single mother to her daughter, Bee. Ruth sets her sights on the mother-daughter duo, and soon the two families are inseparable. Ruth takes Gemma and Bee on Aspen vacations, offers VIP passes to Cirque du Soleil, and pays for dinners at Michelin-starred restaurants. For Gemma, who lives paycheck to paycheck, Ruth’s largesse is seductive, but as the years go by, she can’t shake the feeling that she’s accruing an increasingly unpayable debt. When Ruth’s affair with a married Hillside dad is exposed, and she’s publicly shunned, Gemma uses it to sever ties with Ruth. Six years later, when Gemma finds herself embroiled in a scandal of her own—Ruth comes to her defense. Their renewed friendship rehabilitates their reputations, but once again, Gemma starts to feel trapped as Ruth grows more and more obsessed with their relationship.

My Review:
Whoa! This is one addictive domestic thriller. I started this last evening and stayed up until 4 am reading it, literally unable to put it down until I was finished. Was it a bit far fetched? Did I guess the big reveal...yes and yes. And you know what? It didn't matter one iota because these pages turned themselves and this book sucked me right in. 

Don't expect your typical thriller with this one...it's much more than that and so much better too. This is mean girls beyond belief and to have your own mother be that mean girl is unbelievable. There isn't one single character in this book that has any redeeming qualities yet it was like a car crash and I couldn't look away. This was horrible in all the right ways and I loved every word. All. The. Stars.

Thank you NetGalley, Melanie Gideon and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.



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