A Simple Favor/Darcey Bell/ Recommendation #2 | Vulkan Izdavastvo

Mysteries are revealing, but secrets remain, to the last one

Stephanie and Emily are very close, even their sons are friends. Stephanie is dedicated mother, famous blogger, a woman always ready to help someone. That is why she accepted without thinking the request from Emily to keep an eye on her son. But Emily is not coming back. She is not answering her phone, and not texting back. Stephanie knows that something is wrong, because she would never leave her son. And she would never forget her. She is asking for help on her blog, and offering help to Emily’s husband. Her fragile illusion about idyllic suburb is rushed. In Emily’s husband she is founding a opportunity to live some other life.

And then. . . The phone call that she was scared of. Emily is dead.

Puzzle is solved.


Or maybe not.

Stephanie will soon find out that everything,

even love and true want to help someone,

has its other side.

She will learn that you can not believe anyone,

neither yourself.

She is your Best Friend. She knows

                             all your secrets. That is why she is

                                                      dangerous. . .

My mother said: everyone has secrets. That is the reason why you can’t know anyone for real. And you can’t trust anyone. Also, that is the reason why you can’t know yourself. Sometimes we keep secrets from ourselves. While I was growing up, I thought that that is a good advice, even thou I never really understood it. Or maybe I am, a little. Kids have secrets. Imaginary friends,little things that lead them into trouble if parents find out.

Later, I found out that my mum was talking from her experience. I asked myself, maybe she wasn’t just preparing me, she was programmed me for mystery and mistrust. Did she feel that I would, when grow up, had darker secrets than anyone else?Secrets that  I will hid even from myself.

From the very beginning, through blogs and Stephanie’s story it was always one direction friendship. Stephanie was always a friend and Emily was always cold bitch. But even thou she is really smart. I mean you must have brain to come up with insurance thing idea, and all other plans that she has. It is really fascinating how many secrets had I how she hid them well.

Before, reading it, I heard more negative comments. Also on goodreads I  read many hater comments, for not being worth reading and similar. But I do not understand why best selling novels , for example A Girl On the Train, or The Woman in The Window are better? For me this is pretty good mystery. Not boring, with not expected plot. I enjoyed. There was so many moments that I did not expected, and the main plot is really interesting, not common.


Soon, There will be a movie, and I can not wait to see how this is projected on a screen.

Check the trailer ⇓⇓

21 Comments Add yours

  1. sara says:

    Oh damn yes I saw the movie trailer out ages ago because I like stalk Blake Lively sometimes lol. And I thought it looked bomb. I had no idea that there was a book. OMG thank god i came across your blog. I need to add this book to my TBR! So I can be one of those annoying book nerds lol who points to the screen and go ‘thats not how it was in the book’ 😛

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    1. Really? I did not know know there is a movie Lol. I bought a book and after a while when i decided to read it i google a little to see what people think of it and then discover a movie. Book is a bomb too, believe me. 😉


  2. Empress DJ says:

    I read and loved this book but didn’t know it was going to be a movie – looking forward to it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yeah me too. I found out recently. Looking forward too. The actors are good too.


  3. Susanne says:

    This sounds like it is right up my street. Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It is pretty interesting and mysterious. Thanks for leaving a comment.


  4. Oh my gosh, this sounds amazing!!!! And I can’t wait to see the movie 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, it is really! Glad you liked it.


  5. I am glad you liked it! I thought it was terrible. If it wasn’t for book club I would have tossed it after the first few chapters (that Chris storyline made me barf).

    The movie trailer looks good and I will still probably see it (to see if they changed anything, which I hope they did)

    Some books are not for everyone and I am glad you liked it more than me 🙂

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    1. I agree. I think this is cup of tea similar like girl on the train or missing girl. So people who didn’t like them ,did not like this one.

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  6. terriluvsbooks says:

    This sounds a little creepy. I think I’d read it the way I watch creepy movies- with one eye closed and one eye opened.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hmmm… i did not find it creepy since I like this kind of stories. But when I think better it can be in some parts. 😁


  7. This sounds like my kind of read. Thanks for another great book added to my TBR.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I am glad. You’ll enjoy 🙂


  8. I sometimes wonder how I manage to be a blogger. I’d never heard of the book before, nor the movie. Sounds pretty interesting to me. Great review.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hehe I bought it accidentally, i did nor heard of it before. But the description seemed really interesting. And did not get disapointed.


  9. I didn’t know this was a book. I love Blake and adore Kendrick and will be reading the book before the movie for sure.

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    1. Yeah. I am looking forward to see a movie. I hope you’ll like it.

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  10. Allie Bock says:

    Great review. This book sounds fascinating!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yeah. It could be if you like space stories.


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