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"A gripping read…"
When I read the blurb I thought this wasn't the book for me, but I was wrong. I also thought it would be quite predictable, but again I was wrong.
It was a very gripping read with the just the right amount of characters and parallel stories that all come together in the end. I recommend it.Read moreLess
"Don't start a new chapter if you want an early night as you won't be able to put it down…"
This book is simply one of the best books I have read in years. The main character Claudia, seems to have it all; the perfect house, rich and is now pregnant with a baby that she is longing for. However, when Zoe, the nanny comes along, just prior to the birth, something seems amiss. Claudia is suspicious of Zoe right from the start and the storyline takes on a tense feeling with the reader feeling empathy towards Claudia a lot of the time. After all, she is the pregnant one who has let someone into her home. She wants to be sure that Zoe is going to be safe with her precious new arrival.
As the storyline reaches the finale, the tension rises and I was kept gripped throughout. The end happened fairly quickly and I can't say too much as I will give it away. Suffice to say, all throughout the book, I had never seen it coming. When it did, it didn't seem contrived or ridiculous in any way which can happen sometimes and the author has to be careful that they keep things realistic.
I would really recommend this book. Fab read, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.Read moreLess
5 people found this review helpful.
"Amazing, easy reading, gripping story…"
I would not normally opt for a book like this but I could not put this book down once I had started reading it. The author immediately brings you into the family that this book is about and you find yourself suspecting the mother of the family from the beginning. You find yourself predicting the ending which in a cunning twist leaves you not wanting the story to end. I absolutely loved this book and strongly recommend it.Read moreLess
3 people found this review helpful.
"Psychological thriller with a clever twist…"
An intelligent style of writing and well-drawn characterisation make this book a winner and absolutely gripping.
Like 'Gone Girl' (of which this book has similarities) I did see the twist coming but the way in which the narrative is structured keeps you guessing until the very end.
I liked the detective husband and wife team and the way their working and personal relationships were explored and would like to read another novel featuring them.
Overall, highly recommended.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Gripping, unable to put it down…"
I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. There was a completely unexpected twist right at the end which really came out of the blue. I was unable to put this book down from the time I picked it up and finished it in three days which considering I work full time is pretty fast for me!!Read moreLess
4 people found this review helpful.