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Complex, dramatic and intense, this book club thriller is an addictive medley of action and psychological suspense. Mina and Adam are unreliable protagonists whose backstories gradually reveal their true selves. Neither is likeable at the beginning, but both are easy to empathise with as the story unfolds. Sophia, their daughter’s courage and intelligence, endears her to the reader and makes her parent’s motivations authentic.
I like the complexities of the plot and the skilful way the subplots intertwine to produce an intense and unexpected conclusion. The contemporary issues and moral dilemmas make this a story that resonates. The final twists are dramatic and satisfying.
Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award-winning author of five Sunday Times bestselling novels, including ‘I Let You Go’, which was the fastest-selling debut thriller in the year it was released. Translated into forty languages, her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, have been New York Times and international bestsellers and have spent a combined total of 64 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller chart.
Clare spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant and is the founder of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival. She now writes full-time and lives in Wales with her husband and their three children.