Blood Sugar by Sascha Rothchild

Blood Sugar by Sascha RothchildBlood Sugar by Sascha Rothchild
Published by GP Putnam's Sons on April 19, 2022
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 338
Format: Hardcover

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Blood Sugar

In BLOOD SUGAR, Sascha Rothchild’s debut thriller, Ruby finds herself shocked to be questioned about committing four murders. Because she’s only killed three people.

For all that she’s a killer, Ruby’s a delightfully likable character. She’s a Yale-educated psychologist whose entire career is built on helping people. She’s an animal lover and cat mom. Her favorite color is purple. And she really dislikes disorder and bullies. Who hasn’t thought “I’m so mad, I could kill them!” It’s just that most of us don’t act on the thought.

My thoughts about Blood Sugar

This is a fast-paced read told in first person from Ruby’s POV. You get a nonlinear storyline. And while she’s not an unreliable narrator, Ruby’s not exactly candid in what she shares. With the reader or her lawyer.

The story unfolds a layer at a time, intricate puzzle pieces fitting together. Several twists and revelations kept my attention engaged. The author was great at creating a sense of place whether it was Ruby’s time at Yale or her time in Miami, FL.

In closing

For fans of Gillian Flynn and Riley Sager.

Thank you GP Putnam’s Sons for the ARC.

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About Sascha Rothchild

Sascha Rothchild grew up in South Beach and excelled in school although not at the expense of causing trouble. Her defiant teen years are infamously portrayed on the national radio show This American Life.
After majoring in playwriting at Boston College and graduating summa cum laude, Sascha moved to Los Angeles to begin her television writing career. She broke into the tv and film business when her humorous personal essays published in LA Weekly got the attention of movie studios. Her article How To Get Divorced By 30 was optioned by Universal Studios and she was given a book deal by Penguin. She was then hired to write the feature for the studio, putting her on the Hollywood map, and her memoir How To Get Divorced by 30 garnered lots of buzz. She then went on to also sell feature films to Dreamworks, Sony, Paramount, Disney and Fox.
She shifted her attention to television, her original goal, and sold a comedy pilot to NBC. She was also staffed as a writer and Consulting Producer on The CW show The Carrie Diaries. Sascha has since developed original TV pilots for Freeform, ABC, The CW, HBO and Netflix. She was named one of ten “writers to watch” by Variety in 2014.
For the past three years she has been writing and co-executive producing the Emmy nominated Netflix series GLOW as well as writing and producing the Netflix show Huge In France. She also wrote and co-executive produced the fourth season of the lauded Freeform/Hulu show The Bold Type and is currently an Executive Producer and writer on the hit Netflix series, The Babysitters Club. Sascha continues to also write personal essays, the most recent was published by Elle Magazine.

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