That Weekend by Kara Thomas | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To That Weekend by Kara Thomas?

That Weekend by Kara Thomas appealed to me because as I was transitioning from summer to fall, I wanted books that would put me in a spooky state of mind. While That Weekend does not have a ghost story, it does have a thriller sort of element. So, the seasonal associations were there. Also, I do enjoy listening to thrillers via audio — I find them really easy to follow along with.

What’s The Story Here?

Kara Thomas’s That Weekend is about Claire who went partying during prom weekend with her friends at a cabin in the Catskills. She comes back but Kat and Jesse do not. As it turns out, Claire can’t remember what happened. She wants desperately to know what happened that weekend more than anyone else. She misses her best friend. Also, turns out Claire might come under suspicion. As it is, Claire eventually will learn that her best friends had secrets that will change her perception of them.

What Did I Think Of That Weekend by Kara Thomas?

Well, That Weekend has quite the twist. Not only was Claire’s perception altered, but so was mine. I thought I knew things about certain characters, but I was wrong. And then this book takes things a little far. I mean, hurl a little bit far. Now, I won’t spoil you, but I will say that one twist was kind of a let down and came out of nowhere and was so disappointing and weird. It made me drop this book down to two stars. [spoiler]FYI that twist was that Kat and Jesse were half-siblings and that’s why her grandmother did not want them to get together.[/spoiler]

How’s The Narration?

One thing Kara Thomas’s That Weekend had going for it was the narration. I really felt Phoebe Strole and Kristen Sieh did an excellent job with the material. Both infused their sections with character and really made this such a good listening experience. After listening to this book, I do think I will try more from Kara Thomas but with some adjusted expectations.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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