Synopsis: For four years Jessica has never doubted that her sister Isabel’s death was an accident. But when Jessica’s young daughter seems to know long-forgotten details about her aunt’s past, Jessica can’t shake the feeling that there’s a more sinister truth behind the tragedy. As Jessica unearths disturbing revelations about her sister, and about the people she loved and trusted most, it becomes clear Isabel’s life was less than perfect and that Jessica’s might also be at risk. Did someone murder Isabel? Are they now after Jessica and her family? The key seems to lie in the hands of a child. Can Isabel reveal the truth from beyond the grave, or is the answer closer to home?
I read this in one day. Granted it was the last Sunday before I had to go back to work after annual leave and had no other plans but even if I had plans I would have cancelled them. I enjoyed it that much.
I really found it difficult to put down. It’s quite a page turner. There are quite a few twists and turns including one at the halfway point which made me think there was a red herring and start thinking down a different route…which turned out to be so wrong even the author didn’t think of it! The twists turn and then turn again so even if you do spot one it’s not long before you’re altering your thought pattern again. I really enjoyed that I had to keep guessing.
There are a number of elements at work in the novel – we have the standard thriller but there’s also a supernatural angle which keeps it fresh and gives it that extra edge but I also liked that there’s links to the #metoo movement. I can’t say more than that to avoid giving too much away but it has a huge impact on how the story plays out and I did like the little epilogue comeuppance.
This is Edwards 7th novel and I’ll definitely be adding the earlier 6 to my tbr pile