The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson
Published: May 3, 2022
Genre: YA Thriller & Suspense
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Kathleen Glasgow is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Girl in Pieces, How to Make Friends with the Dark, and You’d Be Home Now. She lives and writes in Tucson, Arizona.
Liz Lawson is the author of The Lucky Ones. She lives in the Washington, DC, area with her family.
“They say money makes you happy. It doesn’t. It just makes you more comfortable in your grief.”
Iris is not someone who stands out. And she prefers it that way. She works hard and tries to do what’s right. She has a secret she can’t tell anyone, but it doesn’t matter- she’s working to escape. Alice is the only child of highly successful and busy parents. After disappearing for a week, Alice tries to get her life back on track. When she is assigned a tutor who makes her feel seen, things shift.
This was a great first book in a series. The characters were all so well developed. And readers will have no issue identifying with someone.
This is a classic case of the grass not always being greener- Iris is poor, but her mother adores her. Alice is wealthy and often alone or with her nanny. They are doubtful to be friends. Yet their paths cross, and the journey begins.
I love how fast-paced this story was. It was impossible to put down. The plot was often heavy and riddled with adult themes, but there is an innocence and a lightness that keeps things moving.
I love that Alice is obsessed with Agatha Christie, and that helps her take the steps she needs to humble herself and grow. Iris has to learn to trust and not judge people based on their circumstances.
Together, they form a pure charm bond and are filled with a genuine love for one another. This was a fantastic book. And I look forward to reading the rest of the series.