You love me. But do you really know me?
A perfect childhood
You were the golden girl. The apple of your parents’ eyes. My beautiful, clever wife.
A perfect marriage
I would do anything for you. But some things about me must stay hidden.
A perfect liar
One summer afternoon, it all begins to unravel. Because I’m not the only one with terrible secrets to hide.
And when the truth comes out, it seems we both have blood on our hands…
I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins UK – Harper Fiction via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
The beginning concentrates the mind wonderfully. The reader knows something bad has happened, but not what. The remainder of the novel charts events up to that point. About three-quarters of the way through, I knew the outcome, but this just increased the menace and poignancy of the last part of the story.
The characters are multi-layered. Told from multi-points of view, in the past and present. There are two distinct plot threads, seemingly unconnected, but integral. Persevere, with the seemingly unconnected beginning, all will become clear.
Powerful, poignant psychological suspense, merged with family drama, it’s believable and intense. There is a deeply ingrained sadness to this story, as well as the disturbing compelling elements. Whilst the ending isn’t a surprise, its inevitability does resonate.