If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?
Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.
But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.
The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.
Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…
Book Rating: 8/10
Captivating, menacing and intense!
This is a suspenseful thriller that highlights just how easily people can be psychologically and emotionally manipulated and how quickly things can spiral out of control.
It is, ultimately, a story about relationships, friendship, greed, jealousy, exploitation, deception, and murder.
The writing is crisp and clear. The characters are complex, secretive and unstable. And the plot, told through an unreliable narrator, builds nicely and has just the right of amount of tension, befuddlement, mystery, and authenticity.
This is the second novel I’ve read by Paris and although I didn’t find this novel as dark and disturbing as her previous novel it is certainly just as engrossing, entertaining and enjoyable.
If you haven’t had a chance to read my review for B. A. Paris’ other novel, Behind Closed Doors, be sure to check it out here:
Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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