Hellooooo! Do you go through different phases of what you do to simply relax and enjoy life? One of my most usual ones is reading, but recently I’ve been listening audio books whilst doing puzzles (code words, crosswords, sudoku, etc). I find it soooo calming and I could honestly spend the whole day doing just that. I have spent some time catching up with my reading pile as well though and that’s what I’m going to tell you about now.
by B.A. Paris
Blurb: A young British couple are driving through France on holiday when they stop for gas. He runs in to pay, she stays in the car. When he returns her car door has been left open, but she’s not inside. No one ever sees her again.
Ten years later he’s engaged to be married; he’s happy, and his past is only a tiny part his life now. Until he comes home from work and finds his new wife-to-be is sitting on their sofa. She’s turning something over in her fingers, holding it up to the light. Something that would have no worth to anyone else, something only he and she would know about because his wife is the sister of his missing first love.
As more and more questions are raised, their marriage becomes strained. Has his first love somehow come back to him after all this time? Or is the person who took her playing games with his mind?
What I thought: A dark psychological mystery that I simply could not put down. It pulled me in so completely that I was feeling all kinds of anxiety along with the characters as the story developed. The painful guesses, loss of trust, not being sure what’s real and what’s created by your mind filling in the gaps.
I managed to guess how it was going to end, but it didn’t bother me in the slightest. In fact, it kept me even more engaged with the story as I kept comparing the clues against my theory, one moment thinking I was wrong only to see that I could still be right. It absolutely left me wanting more and I can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next.
Expected publication: 8th of March 2018
Genres: Thriller, mystery, fiction
My thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher HQ for giving me this book to read in exchange for an honest review.
As and afterthought I’d add that even though I didn’t like how it ended, I absolutely understand why it had to be finished like that and therefor still give it full marks. I’m fully aware that not every book can end ‘my way’, and more often than not what I really want is to know what happens after the book?
Right, I’m losing track here now, I better end this post before it stops making any sense.
See you soon!