One summer. One stranger. One killer…
‘It can’t happen here…’
But what if it does – twice?
In their sleepy seaside town, Jasmine and Felicity have only ever felt safe.
Until Jasmine’s parents invite a stranger to stay, and they sense something about him isn’t right.
Tim is watching them both.
And then their community is rocked by a disappearance…
Years later, a second girl goes missing in her hometown, and Felicity is forced to return to face the truth.
A predator is stalking the streets. And only she holds the answers.
The unmissable new standalone thriller from the bestselling author of The Teacher and Woman in the Water
I received a copy of this book from Avon Books UK via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Intense and immersive, this psychological thriller is suspenseful and twisted. Told from dual points of view Felicity in the present and Jasmine in the past it reveals a shocking story of betrayal and horrific crime.
Felicity has anxiety and keeps secrets about her past from her husband and children. An incident in her hometown draws her into the past. Felicity is an unreliable protagonist. Jasmine is a young girl confused by her feelings. The dual stories twist as they gravitate together.
The pacing increases with the impact of the reveals. The similarities between the past and present increase the suspense and make the story claustrophobic in its intensity.
The final twists in the past and present unify the viewpoints in a climactic way.
Psychological suspense tinged with noir.