General Adult

Temps by Naomi Abdull

Title:  Temps
Author:  Naomi Abdull
Pages:  337
Published:  October 22nd, 2017
Publisher:  Lulu.com
Source:  Author

*Disclaimer* I was provided with a free copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the author and/or its affiliates in any way.

During a time of happiness and celebration, the unthinkable happened. Kitt Jones, a manager of a temping agency, was found limp by one of her colleague, Shawna.

Chaos and confusion erupt around Kitt’s team at the temp. Shawna, Esther, Natalie and Krystal, the team that is helping her with a contract that will help save her office during an economic drop. The main speculation to what happened to Kitt was suicide from the empty depression pill bottle found in the trash can.


Review

The book had a great story to it and most of the character were interesting to read. I did not finish the whole book because there is anagatoyuki character that I just really did not like. It just pushed me away from trying to finishing the book. But I really did like the book besides the character. Personally, characters play a big part when I read and if I do not like the main character, an important character or the character whose point of view is being told, then I usually will not end up finishing the book.

The Goods:

  Plot and story. I stopped a little before I reached halfway through the book and so far the story and plot are very interesting. The book is about a possible suicide by Kitt and majority of the people that knew about it thinks or assumes she did attempt suicide while probably only one person believes her when she denies that. It was interesting to read about the backstory of the people that Kitt worked with like Natalie, Shawna, Esther, and Krystal.

When I read this book, the story, plot and the set up made me feel like there will be something the will be popping out of nowhere (it is similar to the feeling you get when you are anticipating a jump scare but less extreme). There are chapters that will always keep me on the edge. It feels like I am on the top of a rollercoaster waiting for the drop and then all of a sudden it disappears and the drops never happen. That disappointment (in a good way, maybe?) happens when they switch point of views. So it kept me reading the story for a while.

  Point of views. Throughout the story, there were multiple points of views so italt-your-name would switch between the girls’ point of view which made the story interesting to read because they all have different feelings about her “attempted” suicide. The switching between the point of views was done well but if it was trying to do a time jump back or forward, it was not clear if it was happening.

The Bads:

  Spelling errors (and word flow?). There were kira-writingtimes where there were spelling errors like “incredulity” or a word similar to that (I really should take notes when I read if I am doing a review) and when I searched it up, it did not come up and instead suggested “incredulity”. This I am not 100% sure but there were a few times when I was reading, I had to read it again because the wording sounded weird. It could have just been me though so it was not that big of a deal since it was once or twice that happened. With a little editing, it is something that can be fixed easily.

  A character (notice the “a”). There was a character, a SINGLE character, that just kept getting on my nerves whenever I read her point of view, and it was Esther. Okay, I know that if every character is perfect then the story will be unrealistic but I just find her REALLY hard to like. Because I have never experienced what she is going through, it is hard to like her or feel sympathy for her. I will not go into detail because that will spoil the book.


Recommendations

I would recommend this to readers who find stories about finding out if there is an attempted suicide or something darker interesting and intriguing or to their liking. If you like books like Dark Places by Gillian Flynn or any books about suicide or attempted murder (but because I did not finish the book, I cannot say if it was an attempted murder but it was hinted at it in the summary on Goodreads so it is not a spoiler).

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Go ahead and share your thoughts in the comments, I love to hear what you guys think about this book and my thoughts. I would like to thank the author for sending me a copy to read and in return, receive an honest review of the book.

Signing out,

SammieReads

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