A Simple Favor is a superb first novel by the talented Darcey Bell. The book is captivating with so many plot twists that it will make your head spin. The great thing about the plot twists is that they are so captivating and over the top. You have really give Darcey Bell props for having her first novel turned into a screen play. Yes, A simple favor the novel is the basis for the ground breaking movie under the same name starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and the super Hot Henry Golding, just off from the smash hit Crazy Rich Asians.
What I liked most about the book is the authenticity. Darcey really made you feel the characters in the book. Although, they may seem far fetched, you get the sense that you really know them. This makes the plot work like a charm. I especially love how she incorporates Vlogging into to the plot. All the twists and turns make this book hard to put down. The book is a little different from the motion picture, but that is expected. Who does not love a good suspense thriller.
I recommend reading the book because you can learn more from the character back stories. A movie only has so much time to develop a character and they are forced to leave some things on the cutting room floor. Nevertheless the three main characters Stephanie, Emily and Sean, the husband are all enjoyable. The author did a great job in making you understand things from their perspective.
I suggest you take a look for yourself and buy the book. It will be one that you can’t put down until you are finished with the entire book. Don’t be alarmed by the mean reviews on Good Reads. Some are mean spirited and way off base. I read the book after the movie and really enjoyed it. The author does a great job in giving you a comprehensive story and does not gloss over anything. The characters are all well developed.
Also, if you have not already done so, rent the movie if you get a chance. It is a wonderful experience and does not disappoint.
The book is being sold hard copy in book stores and online. You can buy the book on Amazon by using the following link.