Back of the book :
She’s married to him. But does she know him at all?
Claire lives with her family in a beautiful house overlooking the water. But she feels as if she’s married to a stranger – one who is leading a double life. As soon as she can get their son Joe away from him, she’s determined to leave Duncan.
But finding out the truth about Duncan’s secret life leads to consequences Claire never planned for. Now Joe is missing, and she’s struggling to piece together the events of the night that tore them all apart.
Alone in an isolated cottage, hiding from Duncan, Claire tries to unravel the lies they’ve told each other, and themselves. Something happened to her family … But can she face the truth?
What I think :
After reading this authors first book ‘Cuckoo’ and really enjoying it, I was really pleased to be asked to be on the blog tour for her new one. I have got to say that I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as the before mentioned first one. Having said that though please don’t think that it isn’t as good or anything like that, it’s just different from the first one. I really enjoy crime/ thriller books and I would say that this book isn’t that, what I would say is, that its more suspenseful than a thriller, which isn’t a bad thing as its good to diversify.
This is the story of Clare, her husband Duncan and their eighteen year old son Joe. Its not a happy marriage and Clare believes that maybe Duncan has been having an affair, not only once but a few times. He’s really not nice to her at all. Clare is seriously thinking of leaving Duncan.
But then Joe goes missing….
Its told in the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ from the main characters perspectives, so we know what each character is thinking.
I must admit it did take me while to get into this book, its quite confusing because it keeps on jumping from ‘Before’ to ‘After’ and vice versa. But after getting used to that it was quite an interesting story, that works its way up to a pretty explosive ending.
Yes, all in all, I quite enjoyed this book and give it 8/10. ( 4 Stars )
Published on 28/11/19 by Avon Books.
The biggest Thank you to Sabah Khan & Sanjana Cunniah at Avon Books for the review copy of the book in return for an honest review.