I loved this read! This psychological thriller is told from the point of view of a middle-aged woman named Jane who is determined to have and keep the perfect family, the perfect daughters, the perfect life. It’s a page-turner that is unique because of Jane’s voice and inner life, which manages to be at turns fascinating, at times disturbing and ultimately haunting.
Nearly one year ago, Jane lost her perfect daughter Mary due to what seemed like an accidental drowning. Since then, she’s been downing antidepressants and trying to deal with complex grief while the perfect family she’s been so proud of seems to be shattering.
The more she thinks about the night of her daughter's death, the more she realizes that something doesn’t seem right. Does her youngest daughter know more than she’s letting on? What secrets is her husband still hiding from her? And why does no one trust her to be on her own?
This entertaining novel is one part thriller and one part psychological study. If you like psychological suspense, dark surprises and unreliable (and slightly cray-cray) narrators, give this a read!
Thank you so much to HARLEQUIN - Graydon House Books and NetGalley for the ARC!
This was definitely a page-turner! I read most of it in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. It’s an interesting premise, and at a certain point in the book, I suspected that any one of the characters may be the one to fear. May be the one who might kill…
Laura left her Wall Street job and New York City apartment after a devastating break up to stay in her sister’s home in the neighborhood where they grew up. A tragedy in her past coupled with a string of bad relationship choices has caused her to question her own feelings and judgment. When she goes out one night with a man she’s just met on an Internet dating site and doesn’t return the next morning, her sister fears the worst and begins a desperate search to find her. But she’s not just worried about what this man may have done to Laura. She’s worried about what Laura may have done to him…
My favorite thing about this book was the internal life of Laura. She reminded me of a Shirley Jackson-esque character who is full of doubt, mood swings and neuroticism, which makes her seem at times sympathetic, at times unreliable and at times dangerous. I loved the character!
It was an incredibly fast and exciting psychological thriller that kept me reading and guessing, and now I want to read more by Wendy Walker!
This comes out May 14, and I’d definitely recommend it!
Thank you so much to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the Advanced Reading Copy in exchange for my honest review.