- Lacy Eye is a psychological thriller about a mother and wife name Hannah, she is victim of violence and attempted murder. Her husband Joe had died in the incident. The suspected person is Rud, her daughter's Dawn's boyfriend. Unfortunately, Hannah has suffered a memory loss from a severe injury on her head. She cannot recall what happened that night.. Slowly, but surely the memories resurface and it questions everything Hannah has believed in.
- I like reading psychological thrillers so I was quite happy I won a copy of Lacy Eye in a giveaway. At first, I didn't want to read this novel late at night and fill my mind up with horrifying thoughts. I find crimes of passion like these more disturbing than actual psychopaths and serial killers crimes.. because these people are normal people and they committed something so horrifying. Atleast with psychos, you can state they're mad and case closed. When normal people commit crimes, it makes you question everything.. Lacy Eye has a unique concept, but it fairly common in reality. I have heard of teenagers who's boyfriends have attempted to kill their parents. I've read books from the teenager's perspective, so I liked the change and from the parent's perspective. Was Dawn involved? I tried not to guess on who's involved with the attempt murder in thrillers like these anymore because my guesses usually end up being wrong so I have given up on that. Although, in this case - I made a guess, and I was right on!
- Hannah is a character I can understand, who would want to believe their daughter had the possibility of aiding her boyfriend to kill you off? That just sounds wrong on so many levels.. Hannah is a strong heroine, she's compassionate and a loving mother and wife.. She was a wife. Dawn is not suspected of anything, because she has an alibi and Hannah simply cannot remember what happened at that night. Dawn is one strange girl, she's always been awkward with no friends, she has been bullied throughout her school years. I understand the background information given on her, but I wasn't a huge fan of her. She seemed like she was .. off. Of course, all the signs pointed towards her involvement, blame it on the lonely and "weird" kid - but I was hesitant to believe she had anything to do with her boyfriend's Rud violent act. It's pretty sad to kill your parents.. Although, I did figure out if she was involved or not before halfway of the book so the ending became predictable. I did enjoy that ending though! There's barely any romance in this novel, there are glimpses here and there - but nothing too serious since this is the mother's POV.
- I loved the concept and the thrill feeling of Lacy Eye. This did remind me a bit of Gone Girl. It did lag quite a lot though, I did like reading the novel, but it was boring at some parts. The writing is not bad, however, it was fairly slow, thrillers should be fast paced otherwise it kills the thrill feeling off.. The novel is mainly all inner thoughts, did Dawn do it or did she not? It is told in flashbacks half of the time, which was great. The ending came a bit too late.. I was thinking, COME ON ALREADY! Simply, because I had already guessed what would happen next. Overall, it is a good read but fairly average - It wasn't a bad attempt at being thriller, I would rate Lacy Eye 3 butterflies.
P.S He reminds me of Rud here.
Recommended for fans of The Silent Sister, Criminal, and Gone Girl.