Rachel Ryder doesn’t understand how her life has changed so completely. When she was younger, heads would turn when she walked into a room. Her children needed her; her husband adored her.
But somehow the years wore that all away. She was so busy raising her children, looking after her parents… She can barely remember the woman she used to be, the one whose husband told her she was out of his league. The woman she is now just does the laundry and makes the dinner, and can walk into a room without anyone knowing she’s there.
She knows that she hated feeling invisible. She knows that she thought: what would it take for you to see me again?
And now she’s worried that she did something terrible. Because she’s sitting in a room, being asked whether she killed someone.
When no-one is watching, you can get away with anything…
Do you know the feeling? Everybody expects you to do everything for them, but the tiniest thing you ask is ignored. People either don’t look at you or don’t even notice you and when you think that someone is going to look you in the eyes, they don’t. They look through you or over your shoulder.
Being invisible might sound like a great superpower to have, but in stead of feeling like a new super hero, you feel lonely, alone and very sad.
If you can’t find the warmth you crave within your circle of family and friends, the only thing left to do is wandering the streets and befriend strangers.
You are living in a dream at night, but when morning comes, the nightmares start …
A good story that keeps you hesitating: to be or not to be the killer …???
The first half was very confusing (in a good way), the second half was full of more confusion and fortunately also full of revelations. 4 stars.
Thank you, S.E. Lynes and Bookouture
About the author
After graduating from Leeds University, S E Lynes lived in London before moving to Aberdeen where she worked as a BBC Producer. In 2002, she moved to Rome with her husband and two young children. In 2007, after the birth of her third child, she returned to the UK and gained an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University. Currently, she writes novels and teaches Creative Writing at Richmond Adult Community College.
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