I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Iain Reid

Narrated By: Candace Thaxton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: June 2016

Duration: 5 hours 22 minutes


In this deeply scary and intensely unnerving debut novel, Jake and a woman known only as “The Girlfriend” are on a drive to visit his parents at their secluded farm. But when Jake leaves “The Girlfriend” stranded at an abandoned high school, what follows is a twisted unraveling of the darkest unease, an exploration into psychological frailty, and an ending as suspenseful as The Usual Suspects and as haunting as Misery.

Deeply scary and intensely unnerving, Iain Reid’s debut novel is a tightening spiral of a story about a woman’s uncertainty of her relationship with her boyfriend, Jake. After an uncomfortable and confusing trip to meet Jake’s parents at their isolated farmhouse, reality unravels and events spin out of control when Jake and “The Girlfriend” make an unscheduled stop at an abandoned high school. Part murder mystery, part psychological thriller, I’m Thinking of Ending Things is about doubt, psychological fragility, and the lengths we’ll go to avoid the truth. Twisted as Shutter Island, as suspenseful as Under the Skin and as atmospheric as The Sisters Brothers, Reid’s breakout literary thriller is sure to keep readers guessing until the last page.


  • Kyla Eldridge

    I read some rave reviews and I love psychological thrillers, so I thought this would be right up my alley. I was disappointed all around. The narrator's voice really irked me for some reason--her voice inflection was difficult to follow at times. The storyline was confusing and just when I'd think I knew what was happening, it got even more confusing. I still don't get the ending--I think I know what it means, but it wasn't a satisfactory, "all the pieces came together" type of ending in the slightest. I was very disappointed and wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Electra D.

    This was terrible. Im sorry for the author but it felt more like a vessel to put random thoughts and not a story. It should have been free.

  • aubrey fisher

    The book was not that great, I couldn't follow it. I listened for at least 2 hours and still had no idea what was going on.

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