by Clare Mackintosh
4.7 of 5.0 stars
Chilling. Haunting. Twisty and turn-y.
The character development is spectacular. The novel alternates the points of view of Jenna, the seasoned detective and the narcissistic sociopath Jenna is married to.
The descriptions of Bristol and of Wales are so detailed, I feel as if I could paint you a picture of the cliffs and small cottage Jenna called home.
The characters revealed little by little as the pages go on. You cannot help but to feel a chill as you endure the unsettling point of view of Ian. I wanted to jump in the pages and slap HER around she could slap HIM around.
I love that Mackintosh holds on to so many little pieces that are actually all necessary parts of this complex puzzle. And the twists when they come were not shocking, but 100% surprising. Meaning I was so involved with the book at this point, that nothing would have jolted me. Although, the evilness did.
If you are in to psychological thrillers, I highly recommend. However, if you are squeamish about physical and/or sexual and/or emotional abuse, go with caution.
I am so invested in these characters now that I have to say goodbye to them.
What a great author. Thank you, Clare Mackintosh, for allowing me to get lost in the pages of your book for a few nights. More, more!
Born Bristol, The United Kingdom
Genre Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Clare Mackintosh 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 now writes full time. She lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.
Clare's debut novel, I Let You Go, is a Sunday Times bestseller and was the fastest-selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It was selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club, and was the winning title of the readers' vote for the summer 2015 selection, and ITV's Loose Women's Loose Books. Her second novel, I See You, is a number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Clare's books are translated into more than 30 languages.
Clare is the patron of the Silver Star Society, an Oxford-based charity which supports the work carried out in the John Radcliffe Hospital's Silver Star unit, providing special care for mothers with medical complications during pregnancy.