A story of obsession, revenge and deceit, of a woman caught up in terrifying circumstances. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes.
Laura Maxwell appears to have it all - perfect career, perfect husband, perfect life. But how well do you really know the people around you? All it takes is one tiny crack to shatter the whole façade.
A series of accidents causes Laura to believe that someone out there is deliberately targeting her, trying to harm her. The fear starts to pervade every part of her life, affecting her work and her marriage. Increasingly, she feels that no one believes her story, and she must face down her attacker alone.
©2015 Catherine Hunt (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"Great debut. Catherine Hunt could be the new Gillian Flynn." (Jeremy Bowen, BBC)
Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)
That's hard to say, because I listen to so many different types with male and female narrators.
As with any audible, it always brings the characters "alive."
Keep your friends close, and you enemies closer....
Good book, had me hooked from beginning to end.
Reader who veer toward baby talk and compulsively adopt tremulous tone get on my nerves. Maybe others find it moving, but the shortcomings in the writer's style seemed to me emphasized by the melodramatic narration. I found the story implausible; the characters inconsistent rather than complex. But mane it was the reader....
Absolutely loved this book, not my usual gendre but as the momentum of the story built it was unputdownable!!
Took a while to get going and didn't really redeem itself. Weak story line (sorry)
not really edge of the seat stuff, twists were easily predicted and the narrator being a woman made the men sound a bit feeble.
"a compulsive lusten"
Well woven plot throughout, Jessica Ball's voice WS so right for this novel. Really enjoyed it to the end.
"Some good bits but..."
Overly long and overly complex. Not great and feel performance of reader did not add much. I had to keep skipping forward through the chapters in an effort to just " get on" with it.
"A bit too melodramatic"
not too bad with some interesting twists and turns but much too much explanation after it was needed and the dialogue and set ups were a bit cheesy.
"Interesting twist to the expected ending"
Not read any of her books before or listened to one but hooked now
Anna as she was so convincing in both her guises
when the jigsaw finally came together ..so Anna reviewing her current activities
Yes after a slow start but by around Chapter 30 needed to finish in one sitting
I don't like books that have a huge postscript generally ruins the story..being weak and prolonged.. this was short and sweet
"Good story, with a twist"
I am a solicitor, an ex- WPC and a qualified riding instructor, so if there were appalling holes in the parts of the story covering these areas, I would have spotted them. Having said that, the writer gave no real insight into any of these areas and opted for the easy cliches of e.g. a bent law firm; a cynical and dim police force; a spoiled brat solicitor who will happily gallop her horse on the same route, trespassing every time (if she did that, she's likely be dead already); one or more 'nutters' who are both insane yet able to hide it from all around them for years.
The narrator did a competent job
PS Given that they managed to get the boy back to his mother withing a few weeks, there didn't seem to be any substantial damages for the family to claim from the law firm for allowing the original order to lapse.
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