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Synopsis: If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust? Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby. The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…
Me: Note to self after reading this book…if I ever plan to do anything bad I will not be sending text messages about it! Never put your guilt in writing…
How many twists and turns can one book have? The book is one story but you wonder while reading it if it’s actually 2 or 3 strands and that will be explained away somehow before it actually all ties up neatly back as one strand again. I thought while reading it, that Cass’s potential early onset dementia might be a separate thing to the murder mystery and even with that I found her paranoia and increasing terror slightly over the top. I started to stop feeling sorry for her and was starting to get annoyed before we got the text messages. Then everything turned on its head and I started rooting for her to get revenge on all the people who had wronged her.
When you’re a fan of crime and mystery novels you can become good at second guessing the bad guys and killers. One of the reasons I liked this book was that I found it hard to do this. I had a funny feeling about the husband and while I wasn’t completely wrong with my gut instinct I had his role in events way out. The story has 3 main males and sets it up in a way that the killer of Cass’s friend Jane could’ve been any of them. The big reveal took me completely by surprise.
It’s hard to review without giving away spoilers as so much happens. The book is a real page turner, the writing is excellent and as mentioned has so many twists and turns with the final one a bit of an OMG moment. A brilliant read
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