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The Plot (from Goodreads):
Time and time again the procedure doesn’t work. Alexa and Francis were wealthy executives who had everything, except for kids. When he tragically passed away, she gave up hope for being a mother until she met Vick, who is a perfect doppelgänger of her husband.
She pays him for his donations to produce a child who resembles her husband. Vick’s marriage begins to strain. Alex wants his genes and is wealthy, attractive, powerful and obsessed.
He has no idea she is watching him.
I’ve heard great things about Alex Six–it’s been all over Bookstagram lately. And it definitely lived up to the hype! The premise was intriguing and creepy, the dialogue was amusing, and short chapters made it fast-paced.
The story was told through but Vick and Alex’s points of view. Alex’s chapters take place a few months behind Vick’s. This jump was a little confusing at first, especially on audio, but after a few chapters I caught on. Once I figured out what was going on, it was very interesting to read the same scenes from Alex’s deluded perspective!
I would have liked to hear more about Kraya and her relationship with Vick. I was a little confused why Vick never seemed to speak to her. Even if Alex had already been drugging her when the book started, wouldn’t Vick have noticed something was wrong with his wife? The ending also seemed a little rushed, leaving me with some questions about how it would really be pulled off.
Overall, this book was extremely entertaining and not like anything else I’ve read lately. Definitely check it out if you like a creepy thriller that will make you laugh, cringe, and look over your shoulder all in the same paragraph.
For audio listeners: The audiobook was very well done. I thought the narrator did a great job of portraying the characters. The changes in POV weren’t announced, but it was always very clear which character you were listening to. Don’t have Audible? Start your free trial here!