This book, although a little rushed with getting the twist through, was well written and easy to read. I enjoy a good book with fluid prose, and this was one definitely. A murder mystery with betrayal on both sides.
Karen witnesses something traumatic and flees in a blind panic. As a result she crashes her car, suffers amnesia and doctors are unsure when she will regain her memories of that night. Tom, her husband, arrives home to find Karen unexpectedly missing and all signs indicating a hasty departure. He only learns of the accident when police knock at the front door. As she recovers he struggles to believe she is unable to remember details of that day and suspects she is hiding something from him. While Karen is in hospital two teenagers discover the body of a man in an abandoned restaurant. Police investigating the murder discover that Karen is linked in some way to the dead man and concentrate their enquiries on Karen and her past. When police locate the murder weapon Karen is arrested for committing the murder and sent to prison. Brigid is Karen’s neighbour and best friend. She barely registers her husband’s existence as her marriage falls apart and spends all her time on Karen and her life. At times I felt like shaking Brigid’s husband to make him do something instead of burying his head in the sand. A friend said to me “its only a book”. If it was ‘only’ a book I wouldnt get so caught up in it. This is the first book I have read by this author and I am really keen to see if she can produce another as gripping as this. This mystery/thriller has plenty of twists to take you by surprise even to the point where you think you can see the end coming. Here you will discover that everyone has secrets and some people will stop at nothing to get what they want.