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I didn’t expect this to be a really emotional, heartrending read. I was expecting a sinister, macabre read, the perpetrator of the “crime” with evil intentions- a stranger turning out to be a real danger. I was wrong. No surprise there.
It turns out the real danger is something so unexpected, so intangible. The couple did not see it coming. This is indeed a brilliant piece of a psychological thriller and I love how it almost reads like a literary fiction focusing on the changes in the lives of the three characters also the narrators. Heidi’s grief, wicked and persistent but she maintains that everything is fine until it wasn’t. Willow’s tragedies ultimately spinned her life upside down- her once innocent view of the world upended with the lost of her family.
The plot is unpredictable. The author deftly crafts the narrative in a way that it always surprises the reader. I’m almost absolutely sure that one thing is going to happen but it’s amazing how she manages to bring in something else. I have a new addition in my list of awesome psycho-thriller writers.
P.S. There’s a cute baby in the story. How could I not like the novel