REVIEW: Suicide Gyal by M.Y. Antrobus

From Goodreads:
Guilt is a horrific curse and Sharon can’t shake it. Struggling to sink into the shadows she finds herself unwillingly thrust into the forefront of an investigation. To murder or to be murdered seems to be the question of the day. The other option is to go to the police, but with so much at stake and a reputation for being unhinged is this truly an option?

*I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Review

When I first started reading this book I was instantly drawn in. Sharon was a really well written character who I couldn’t help but get attached to. I enjoyed the majority of the side characters as well.

There are so many issues dealt with in this book; mental health, racism to name but a few. I enjoyed reading about a character who had a mental health condition that seems to have such a stigma around it; schizophrenia. I’ve never read a book with a character who has schizophrenia so this was definitely a learning curve for me as well.

I enjoyed the plot a lot, the mystery and the twists and turns meant it was difficult to put it down. When I thought I knew what was going to happen, the plot would go in a direction I would never have guessed.

One thing that really put me off was that there was so much of the book was Sharon’s inner monologue which isn’t my favourite thing in the world. I would have preferred more interaction with the side characters rather than it all being Sharon. I’ve never been a fan of long inner monologues and I think this book really highlighted that again.

Overall, this was a good book and I think had there been more interaction with other characters and less inner dialogue I would’ve liked it more.

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