How to Kill Your Family (by Bella Mackie)

How to Kill Your Family by Bella MackieAs an art enthusiast and someone who appreciates the beauty of storytelling, I must admit that I found Bella Mackie’s “How to Kill Your Family” to be a disappointing read. The novel follows the story of Grace Bernard, who seeks revenge on her wealthy, estranged family. While the premise is intriguing, the execution falls short in several aspects.

One of the main issues I had with the novel was its style. The chapters felt endless, and Mackie’s tendency to ramble detracted from the central narrative. The book attempts to be witty and humorous, but it struggles to maintain focus on the main plot, which revolves around Grace’s revenge and her eventual imprisonment.

Another aspect that I found lacking was the suspense. The novel failed to create any sense of tension or excitement, as there were no moments where Grace was almost caught in the act. This lack of suspense made the story feel tedious and underwhelming.

Lastly, the ending of the novel was weak and unsatisfying. Without giving away any spoilers, the conclusion did not live up to the expectations set by the premise and left me feeling disappointed.

In summary, “How to Kill Your Family” had the potential to be an engaging and thrilling read, but its stylistic issues, lack of suspense, and weak ending made it a letdown. While some readers may find enjoyment in the dark humor and social commentary, I would not recommend this novel to those seeking a captivating and suspenseful story.

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