book review: I’m thinking of ending things by Iain Reid

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Title: I’m thinking of ending things
Author: Iain Reid
Edition: Paperback
Publication:  August 25th 2020 by Gallery/Scout Press 
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Adult, Suspense, Thriller, Horror


Now a Netflix original movie, this deeply scary and intensely unnerving novel follows a couple in the midst of a twisted unraveling of the darkest unease. You will be scared. But you won’t know why…

I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always.

Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can’t fake a thought.”

And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here.

In this smart and intense literary suspense novel, Iain Reid explores the depths of the human psyche, questioning consciousness, free will, the value of relationships, fear, and the limitations of solitude. Reminiscent of Jose Saramago’s early work, Michel Faber’s cult classic Under the Skin, and Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk about Kevinyour dread and unease will mount with every passing page” (Entertainment Weekly) of this edgy, haunting debut. Tense, gripping, and atmospheric, I’m Thinking of Ending Things pulls you in from the very first page…and never lets you go.


Warning: Possible Spoilers



I first heard this story in booktube and it had mixed reviews. I was curious enough to want to know what my stand would be. My first thoughts on this book was that it was a trippy read. It had a weird ending which made me assume a lot of things. I’m thinking of ending things by Iain Reid is a story that I could reread and maybe formulate a satisfying ending also. As for the writing, it was good. However, knowing that it was a thriller made me anticipate something weird. As I learned, this book would have impacted me more if I did not do this. I will not give a synopsis of the story since I’m not confident enough not to spoil the entire story. As of now, all I can say is that it had some boring parts but everything happened so fast that I did not know how and what happened in the end. I gave it a four hearts rating because until now, I still think about the story and I easily share my experience with it.


Thank you and Happy reading

Disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion on the story. I did not receive any kind of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. I purchased my own copy of . I’m thinking of ending things by Iain Reid. The book photo and synopsis here is from

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