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Book Review

Book Review : The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter

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Hi friend. Thank you for taking some time out to visit today. Below you’ll find my personal review for the book The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter.

*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley and Minotaur Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Below you will find the description of the book provided by the publisher, followed by my own personal review and star rating. Enjoy!

Description : The Photographer


As a photographer, Delta Dawn observes the seemingly perfect lives of New York City’s elite: snapping photos of their children’s birthday parties, transforming images of stiff hugs and tearstained faces into visions of pure joy, and creating moments these parents long for.


But when Delta is hired for Natalie Straub’s eleventh birthday, she finds herself wishing she wasn’t behind the lens but a part of the scene—in the Straub family’s gorgeous home and elegant life. 


That’s when Delta puts her plan in place, by babysitting for Natalie; befriending her mother, Amelia; finding chances to listen to her father, Fritz. Soon she’s bathing in the master bathtub, drinking their expensive wine, and eyeing the beautifully finished garden apartment in their townhouse. It seems she can never get close enough, until she discovers that photos aren’t all she can manipulate.

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My Review :

This book is so creepy, but in a good way. Watching how easily Delta was able to intertwine her life with the lives of the Straub’s was pretty astonishing. We as people tend to be more trusting, and I think tend to believe that people have the best intentions. But what about when those intentions are misplaced?

Delta was not a likable character, but I found myself almost rooting for her in the end, just because no one else in the book was really that great either.

Greed plays such a huge role in this book, that it almost feels like a secondary character. Everyone is so self involved, which I guess is probably the point.

Overall, the suspense kept me reading. (Does Jasper really exist?!) I’d recommend this if you’re looking for a fun to read page turner.

Four Stars

If you’ve read this book, let me know in the comments your favorite part!


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