Published by: Bookouture (1 November 2016)
Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn’t like to let people to get too close – she knows how much damage they can do.
Then one ordinary day Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago. Now it’s Anna’s chance to set things straight but her revenge needs to be executed carefully …
First she needs to get to know Liam, the man injured in the accident. She needs to follow the police investigation. She needs to watch Carla from the shadows…
But as Anna’s obsession with Carla escalates, her own secrets start to unravel. Is Carla really dangerous or does Anna need to worry about someone far closer to home?
A compelling, gripping psychological thriller.
Despite liking the blurb on the back cover, I initially found this book quite hard to get into. I found the way the timeline kept shifting between the present time and the 'event' some years previously quite distracting. The timing in general seemed problematic too. Although Anna got up early for work, it quickly seemed to be the afternoon. There were also general inconsistencies and/or unexplained things occurring like the smell at Anna's - was it real or did she imagine it? There seemed to be various disappearing and reappearing cats!
This book definitely made me think.
The last third of the book was altogether more gripping, meaning I could even forget most of what had previously bothered me about the writing. Even though not all the questions were answered by the time the book concluded, it was a pretty good read. Thanks to Bookouture, NetGalley and the author for the ARC in return for my honest review.