Back of the book :
SHE WANTS HIM BACK. SHE WANTS YOU GONE.
Finally, Georgia has found the one. Luke is kind, handsome, and makes her feel safe – which is what she needs after everything she’s been through.
The only problem is his ex-girlfriend.
Luke says Cadence just can’t accept the breakup, and that explains the texts, the emails, the notes . . .
But then things start to go very wrong – will Cadence really do whatever it takes to get what she wants ?
What I think :
Georgia enjoys her job as a nurse, But some day soon as everybody wants, she’d quite like to settle down and have a family.
So when her Tinder date fails to turn up and she meets the lovely Luke, she thinks she’s won the dating lottery. He’s kind and lovely and he makes her feel very safe and secure. After what she has been through in the past she thinks that she deserves it.
However, there is one fly in the ointment, Luke has an ex-girlfriend, it seems she is unable to handle the fact that they have split up. It turns out that he’s still living with his Ex-girlfriend Cadence. He only lives there because he can’t afford to move out. It’s OK though because there is only a few months left on the lease, so it wont be long before he can leave. To be fair though to Luke has told Georgia up front whats happening so she’s fully aware of what she getting into.
At first everything is fine and everything goes really well. but small things start to happen, like nasty notes on her car and horrible text messages to Luke.
But that turns out to be just the beginning.
Things are set to get a whole lot worse ….
Will Luke and Georgia ever get away from Cadence the EX-Girlfriend …. ???
What a brilliantly claustrophobic thriller !!!
I love the way that the story twisted and turned with a few red herrings along the way, to keep you on your toes, that leads you up to a really surprising ending. (in a good way of course !!)
Covering stalking, mental illness and self harm, the book takes you on a journey into the minds of the mentally ill. I felt really sorry for the main character Georgia, because she has a pretty normal life she’s bumbling along with a job that she loves and wanting what normal people want, a home and a family, then she meets Luke and she thinks she finally cracked it, and she’s found her Mr Right. But then it all starts to go wrong and she’s in a world of hell, not knowing really why or how to get out of it.
All I can say is, be really careful who you date, because you never know what sort of baggage they come with !!
This is a brilliant book that I award a really well-earned 9/10 (5 stars )
Published by Penguin (Michael Joseph) on 31/10/19.
The biggest Thank you to Sryia Varadharajan at Penguin for the review copy of the book in return for an honest review.