An opening chapter you won't stop talking about. The twisty, gripping psychological thriller you won't be able to pause.
You went to bed at home, just like every other night.
You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away.
You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing.
You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....
©2017 Lucy Dawson (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"So deliciously dark, you'll be left craving the next twist." (Heat Magazine)
"Gripping.... surprises at every turn." (The Daily Mail)
"One chapter in and you’ll be hooked." (Red Magazine)
This book was like starting out on a hilltop, parachuting on down to the bottom, then climbing up a thirty-degree incline until you're back up to the hilltop, with an unexpected present having been waiting for you there the whole time!
I can't think of another book that really compares to this one, and I've read many in this genre. It could be described as a family drama with a mystery twist and mind-bending suspense to boot. There are many characters to familiarize yourself with, which I think adds to the story well. I enjoyed the dynamics between Sally and her husband Matthew and the rest of their extended families. Even the children were interesting.
When Sally invites herself over to her brother and future sis-in-law's Kelly's flat to get to know her a little better...
A detective who does her own sleuthing has a fool for a client.
Great story. The opening scene sets the stage for a slow build of a mystery with many intertwining parts. Don't expect explosions around every corner, it's more like a flame that sparks hotter and brighter as it burns. I urge readers to stick with it, it's worth it. Lucy Dawson had another book called 'You Sent Me a Letter," and I am on to that one next. I enjoyed this book and would recommend!
This story kept me focused on it throughout the entire reading/listening!
If you are looking for a story to entertain you after, say, a bad book experience, it will renew your faith!!
This was a good mystery/suspense/thriller as it remained consistently interesting and placing the right amount of clues and hints throughout the story. However, though the end was "shocking", the reasons for the actions of the characters didn't really make sense and were literally revealed as "just because" (for example the reason someone made an elaborate life altering plan was "because someone didn't like another person" without any justification) The beyond drastic measures taken were not justified or even rational. As a whole the book really did hold down my interest but there were many side stories and other information that were never explained.
Yes, if they are into the genre and authors I am. I feel like this author was very similar to Liane Moriarity, but maybe slightly better. I really enjoyed this book, it was just the right amount of suspense. The ending was sad- in so many ways. It is something that is unexpected. This book left me thinking about the many different layers for a couple days after. I may go back and listen to it, just because I know so much more now and it is worth it.
The main character. But the main characters are always my favorite.
Yes. every chance I got from the beginning, it was frustrating when I couldn't listen more.
I've got an hour left in this book but I just can't take it. This family is the most unlikable people I've ever read in a book. My God. The way these ass clowns treat the protagonist is borderline mental abuse and unbelievable. For then to continually not believe her and treat her like a 5 year old had me furious. It's worth a read. It's not a bad book. It's just the lady's family.
"Interesting plot but ..."
The plot is quite interesting but a bit too much repetition and far too many descriptions of domestic activity/child care for my taste. Unfortunately I guessed the outcome quite early on, there are a couple of obvious clues & the narrator's tone gave a lot away for me.
Good idea but had it worked out in the first hour - disappointed, a good narration
I find it strange that I quite enjoyed a book in which actually NOTHING happened! Even when I was slightly irritated by the minute and unnecessary details of family interaction, I always had an expectation that something more was just around the corner. It wasn't and the denouement was, thus, rather disappointing and yet STILL I can't say I didn't enjoy it.....very strange!!!!!
Loved listening to this book. Well written, well read. Great plot. More like this please!
"Poor ...and far too many 'Incredulous' looks from everyone."
It started so well then went down hill from there. The characters were instantly forgettable. The ending seemed really rushed and explanations unbelievably complicated...bits just didn't make sense.
"Wow! What a ride!"
This is, for me, a great book. Clearly, it does not work for everyone. I see from the reviews on various websites, that it's a 'Marmite' experience, loved or loathed, but never experienced as average. Some reviewers complain that we are given too much detail of the routine tasks of domestic life. It's true that we often hear/read details like 'rising from the table to get a glass of water'. However, for me this contributed to atmosphere, and to understanding the main protagonist's struggle to cope with the situation, whilst juggling domestic demands.
I found this to be beautifully written, original and compelling. The characters are very well drawn, and the final chapters are powerful. I found the ending very satisfying.
I was hooked from page 1....an uncomfortable feeling set in immediately and never left...you just have to know what happened and why!!!!
"Not quite believable"
Narrator was very good. the story was ok. but it seemed unbelievable that all this would really happen to be honest.
Enjoyed reading and listening , I recommend the audio good voice what else can I say.
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