It’s hard for some people to establish trust, especially when they have been through a harrowing experience. For Lisa, mother to a daughter Ava, it has been a struggle over the years. Lisa hides a secret, a secret that can blow the world that she has so carefully constructed apart. However, now a man has entered her life and she wonders if the time might just be right to once again trust in someone. Encouraged by her best friend, Marilyn, Lisa makes a decision. Will life continue as it has or will her secret be revealed and life as she knows it end in turmoil and ruin?
Unfortunately for me, this book just did not work as well as I had anticipated. It was certainly twisty and devious as we bounced around Lisa’s story. However, many times it become muddled and bogged down by throwing too many elements, too many instances that made little sense, and too much repetition that dragged the book down for me. I found myself often confused and not really knowing who or what the characters were doing.
However, this book did have the elements that those who like thrillers often find. I did like the first half of the book, but the second half just did not work for me sorry to say. I am anxious to read another of this author’s books and certainly will do so in the future.
This was another buddy read with my best friend, Jan. We both had the same reactions to the story. Thanks Jan!
and here’s the author…
Sarah Pinborough is the NYT bestselling and Sunday Times #1 Bestselling author of ‘Behind Her Eyes’ which has sold in over 25 territories thus far and is in development for television with Left Bank productions. She has also written books across a variety of genres including the YA thriller 13 Minutes (in development with Netflix). Her next novel ‘Cross Her Heart’ comes out from HarperFiction in the UK in May 2018 and from WilliamMorrow in the US in September 2018.
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