From the first page, I could not put this book down. I loved the way the story flowed from chapter to chapter, not broken by different people telling the story. It was gripping and addictive. I had to keep reading to find out what happened next. The way the main character was being manipulated, and her attempt to protect her family was heartwrenching. I could empathise with her on many levels, and was excited to see her finally take control. The main character was totally believable and the plot had delicious twists and turns. I had built up to an expose at the end but it was not the one I thought! Please, Sue Watson, write another thriller like this.
My introduction to Sue Watson's books and it did not disappoint. Thanks #netgalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book it was a suspenseful read with unpredictable plot twists, this book was hard to put down. A book about what goes on in families and behind closed doors and the lies people tell to only show their best side to their friends. #suewatson #ourlittlelies #tea_sipping_bookworm #litsy
An ok thriller that sees Marianne have a seemingly perfect life, gorgeous surgeon husband, 3 fantastic children and a beautiful house and lifestyle. However, behind closed doors Marianne's husband Simon is abusive. He is controlling, and he bullies and humiliates her. He's had her committed for her mental health previously, and loves nothing more than to make life a living hell for Marianne. Then one day Simon mentions a woman he works with, Caroline, and Marianne is suddenly convinced he's having an affair with this woman, after all he's done it before. Hasn't he? I honestly found it hard to get into this book. The leadup, showing us how Simon was abusive, was too drawn out, ending up taking over half the book, and became rather monotonous and, well, boring. I ended up skimming through a lot of this part as it was just the same repetitive thing over and over. When things did finally get interesting the book improved, however I still found myself predicting the twists before they happened. It's not a bad book by any means, just a little too drawn out and predictable. My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.