arc review: the burial society//one of the best books of 2018

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5 stars!
A special thank you goes out to Netgalley and Ballantine Books for giving me an eARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes used are from the ARC version and are subject to change upon publishing date.

expected publication: january 30

tw: self harm, disordered eating, gruesome murder details, child abuse, marital discord/abuse

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Remember to be grateful, Natalie thinks, for every single day.

I will be honest, friends. I have no idea where to begin with this book. All I know is that I loved every single minute of it and I didn’t want it to end. I sat on the couch for 2 (two) hours without looking up from my Kindle because I was that absorbed into this book and could not put it down. That hasn’t happened to me in a long time. I could have easily read 200 more pages. Yeah, friends, is was that good.

 

There were 5 (four) POVs total with one surprise POV (that I won’t reveal). Catherine’s POV was in first person, while Natalie’s, Jake’s and Frank’s were in second. The addition of using second person made this book extra special and added a more sinister twist. The POVs would move to the next person when they found out something, which caused me anguish and forced me to continue to read to find out what happened. And I loved every minute of that.

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I honestly don’t even know what I can tell you guys about this book because I don’t want to spoil anything. Honestly, just go in completely blind. Don’t even read the synopsis. But, please make sure your mental health is in a good spot. Natalie is very sick and talks in depth of her illness, which includes self harm and disordered eating. And also be prepared for some gruesome descriptions. I can handle a lot but with these descriptions, it made me feel kind of sick.

 

I think I will end the review on that note. I don’t want to spoil anything at all and if I continue to talk about it, I will spoil it. All I know is that I love this book and it has made its way into my top 10 of 2018 without a shred of doubt. I will be on the lookout for more work by this author. Her writing is absolutely breathtaking and oh so haunting. You will not be disappointed when you read this book.

The only people who think there is a time limit for grief have never lost a piece of their heart.

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