“There’s no place like home” – that’s what I tell myself as I pull another flawless meal from the oven. This perfect house on a quiet street was supposed to be my sanctuary, a place to recover. But everything changed the moment I saw that woman in the charity shop. She triggered something dark, buried deep within my memory…

Now I’ve started forgetting small things, like locking the front door. 

And bigger things, like remembering to pick my little girl up from nursery.

I feel terrified every time I pass through a particular spot in our living room. 

And sometimes, when I’m alone, I’m sure I can hear a baby crying… 

I think the woman in the shop knows what happened to me. But if I can’t trust myself to believe she’s real, who will?

 

 

My review

My second book by this author and I was as charmed by it as I was by the first one.

It’s rather slow paced but the amosphere the author creates is so bewitching that you have to keep on reading. She keeps the past in the dark and by doing so she makes sure you can’t put the book away.

There were a lot of characters created to fit the role of suspect, but who was the enemy and who was a friend?

And then the ending … I kept tapping on my Kindle … no avail. The story was finished, but I did not want it to yet!!!

Although it was not the most suspenseful psychological thriller I have read lately, it was a good and intriguing read that I really enjoyed. 4 stars.

Thank you, Valerie Keogh, Bookouture and Netgalley.

 

 About the author

Valerie Keogh grew up reading Agatha Christie so when she started writing it seemed natural to write crime novels. She writes two different series, one based in Ireland featuring Garda Sergeant Mike West and a grittier one based in the UK featuring Nicola Connolly, a serial killer.

The Garda West series: THAT ONE MAY SMILE, CLOSE RANKS, MURDER ON CLARE ISLAND and DEATH IN FOXROCK.

The Hudson and Connolly series: DEADLY SLEEP, TWISTED POWER, BITTER BUSINESS, and WICKED SECRET.

Valerie has also written a stand-alone psychological thriller, Exit Five from Charing Cross

In March 2018, Valerie signed a two-book contract with the publisher, Bookouture. The first of these, Secrets Between Us, is out now. The Housewife is published Feb 27th 2019.

 

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