Alright, up above is the cover for Lie to Me and here’s the book blurb:
“I suppose what I am saying is, how much do we collude in our own destruction? How much of this nightmare is on me?
You can hate and rail.
You can kick out in protest.
You can do foolish and desperate things, but maybe sometimes you just have to hold up a hand and take the blame.”
Impossible to put down.
From the author of Under Your Skin and Remember Me This Way, Sabine Durrant. The dazzling new must-read for all fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, and The Widow.
I won this book in a giveaway and I remember having to go to read reviews — which turned out to be spoilery — to actually find out what the book is about. I feel like whoever wrote this couldn’t figure out what the book is about, so they put some mysterious dialogue to save them the trouble of writing something.
And then threw some names of books that are generating great buzz and threw it on the heap that is this blurb. Is it lazy? Is it trying for mysterious and instead being too mysterious? Doesn’t this detract from readers’ interest in the book, or are they counting on people knowing the name Sabine Durrant?
Do blurbs annoy you like this? Which books? When I see something this mysterious, I generally go past it in a bookstore, what about you?