The number-one international best seller reminiscent of After I'm Gone, Sister, Before I Go to Sleep and The Silent Wife--an intricately plotted, thoroughly addictive thriller that introduces a major new voice in suspense fiction; a mesmerizing and powerful novel that will keep you guessing to the very end.
No one has ever guessed Emily's secret.
A happy marriage. A beautiful family. A lovely home. So what makes Emily Coleman get up one morning and walk right out of her life, to start again as someone new?
Now Emily has become Cat, working at a hip advertising agency in London and living on the edge with her inseparable new friend, Angel. Cat's buried any trace of her old self so well, no one knows how to find her. But she can't bury the past or her own memories.
And soon she'll have to face the truth of what she's done--a shocking revelation that may push her one step too far...
©2015 Tina Seskis (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
This one was really gripping, with some clever twists that took me, a seasoned writer, by surprise. I love it when that happens!
Based on the reviews I read, I was eager to see how the story would unfold. It is true, the beginning is a bit slow. I was not prepared for the dramatic, emotional ending. So, you have been warned. I wish stories like this came with a disclaimer. Something like, "Warning: if you have had children in the past two years or you are currently pregnant, do not read unless prepared to cry your eyes out." The story-telling was amazing. I was really able to connect with each character. All in all, it was a good listen.
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Excellent debut novel by Tina Seskis. I myself did not see the ending coming. Some may not like the device used for this, but i loved it. I won't elaborate further as to not spoil, but i thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Excellent narration as well.
I was mildly frustrated in beginning to middle (drawn out) and then picked up in middle and last 1/3 was a home run and worth the wait. And the end even made the slow parts worth the wait! Great narration.
I really enjoyed this novel and thought the performances were excellent. I will recommend to others. Look forward to more from this author.
This book is by far my favorite read of the last 12 months. I so wish she had written more in english for I would read every single one of her works.
It was very difficult to put this book down, as mysteries and fascinating twists unfold with intriguing and delicious timing.
It ended all to soon but what a great ending!
This was a book that I found difficult to follow in the beginning. It kept switching around- going back to the past then present. But once I got into it I couldn't stop! I wanted to listen to it all the time. Very enjoyable and all of the characters were well-developed and likable people.
Patti C Fulmer
Fantastic storyline, keeps you on the edge of your seat. Big twist at the end! Highly recommended to readers who enjoy suspense filled emotional stories.
Someone looking to feel miserable or depressed.
It has not. I found it to be very sad and depressing.
The author is good at writing, but chose such a horrible depressing thing to write about.
Well written, but so horrible and depressing and just makes you wish you could have that time wasted on reading this back and those images out of your mind.
Spoiler alert: I know that it's part of the big reveal of the book, but I feel like I should be warned when kids are harmed in books. I prefer not to read them and I felt like i wasn't given fair warning to avoid this book.
Probably not, since the twist that other reviewers said was such a surprise, was something I guessed within the first hour of the audiobook. Through the next several hours, I kept imaging other interesting / shocking things that could have been great twists, and was really disappointed when none of those happened. Also, the whole story was too depressing, which doesn't bode well for any of the author's other books, and several events in the story that could have been interesting, were too quickly glossed over. I certainly won't be rushing to check out her other works.
I often listen to audiobooks while driving, and this one was often hard to hear over the road noise even with the volume all the way up. I had to keep re-listening to sections when I wasn't driving - which I wouldn't have minded as much if it had been a better book. I haven't had this problem with other audiobooks I've gotten from Audible, so it's probably the volume leveling on this specific book.
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