The call comes on an ordinary Sunday afternoon to say your sister has been admitted to hospital with a serious head injury. But you don’t have a sister… do you?
You’ve never doubted your parents. You’ve loved them without question your whole life. But your stepmother is uncharacteristically speechless, and your father isn’t well enough to understand.
So you get in your car.
Turn the key in the ignition.
Knowing everything behind you is a lie.
Not knowing what lies ahead: the truth… or something far darker?
What would you do when, one afternoon, you received a phone call turning your whole world upside down?
Would you rush away trying to find answers to the one million questions running through your mind and in the meantime putting some distance between yourself and the lies you have been fed all those years or are you jumping out of the frying pan into the fire?
You start wondering if there is anyone left to trust. People lie to protect loved ones or to protect themselves and keep their secrets hidden? People lie because they want to help you or to gain something for themselves?
Can broken relationships be glued together again or are they beyond repair? Honesty certainly is a big step in the right direction, but will it be enough?
I liked the way the story was structured. The first part takes place in the present. The second part takes us back in time and little by little we travel through the years until we are in the present again, ready to devour the third part.
From the very beginning a feeling of creepiness crept into the book. I felt I had to be on guard the whole time. There never seemed to be a safe place. It was like there was always someone watching, following your every move and that’s just great. (when it’s in a book, of course 😉 ). I thoroughly enjoyed it. 5 stars.
Thank you, Rona Halsall and Bookouture
About the author
Rona lives on the Isle of Man with her husband, two dogs and three guinea pigs. She has been a bookworm since she was a child and now she’s actually creating stories of her own, which still feels like a dream come true.
She is an outdoorsy person and loves stomping up a mountain, walking the coastal paths and exploring the wonderful beaches on the Island while she’s plotting how to kill off her next victim. She also makes sure she deletes her Google history on a regular basis, because… well, you can’t be too careful when you spend your life researching new and ingenious ways for people to die.
She has three children and two step-children who are now grown up and leading varied and interesting lives, which provides plenty of ideas for new stories!