The Outliers – Kimberly McCreight

Hey everyone! The second book I managed to read in January was ‘The Outliers’. This wasn’t part of my January TBR, but I had seen it making its way around and when I received it in the post, I couldn’t help jumping right in.


Published 3rd May 2016

Goodreads rating: 3.26/5

My rating: 2/5

It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help.

Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.

This time it’s different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn’t feel right, but Wylie has no choice: she has to ignore her gut instinct and go with him.

But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn’t Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning?

I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t a big fan of this book. I was really interested in it from the start and the first few chapters I loved it, even recommending it to a friend.

However, as the book progressed it got more and more strange. I had no idea what was going on. I had to re-read parts to see if I had missed something, most of the time I hadn’t, it just left unanswered questions. I see that this is the first in a series, but I don’t know where it’s going to be honest and I don’t think I’m going to read the second book to find out.

The idea behind this story is unique and interesting, I think it really has potential. I just don’t think it was executed well at all. I might read the second book to see if it clears things up and changes my opinion of the series, but it won’t be at the top of my TBR.

I wouldn’t really recommend this, and honestly I can’t even think of a way to summarise it other than the blurb I’ve entered above.

Love & Laughter

Cheryl xx

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