If you don't know who is walking through the door, how do you know if you should let them in?
Karen is meant to be the one who fixes problems.
It's her job, as a psychiatrist - and it's always been her role as a friend.
But Jessica is different. She should be the patient, the one that Karen helps.
But she knows things about Karen. Her friends, her personal life. Things no patient should know.
And Karen is starting to wonder if she should have let her in . . .
Last year I read and reviewed this Authors debut novel How I Lost You, you can see my review here. I can still remember it clearly and it was with such anticipation that I wondered what she could do with this new one. I can certainly say she has surpassed itself.
This was superb and spine tingling. A tense plot that built page by page, allowing a sense of suffocation and foreboding to form in the readers mind. As with Jenny's last book it is difficult to give too much away about the plot without leading to spoilers but essentially it a story of three friends. Karen, Bea, and Eleanor.
One day a new patient walks through Karen's door. She is sinister and seems to want something from Karen and her friends.
The author has tackled a bold and complex plot and managed to deliver at every level. I was gripped by this story and had to keep turning pages as the whole thing unravelled. I did kind of guess what the ending was but honestly when you see it there in black and white it is even more shocking.
The story is delivered superbly by short, fast chapters that seem to ramp up the tension and keep the pace of the story hurtling along.
Important themes have also been tackled here, such as infidelity, post natal depression and sexual assault. It is hard to believe the skill that the author possesses to bring all of this plot into one novel.
She is scarily good and if you like a psychological thriller then I am sure you will love this one as much as I did.
About the Author:
Jenny Blackhurst grew up in Shropshire where she still lives with her husband and children. Growing up she spent hours reading and talking about crime novels - writing her own seemed like natural progression. Inspired by the emotions she felt around her own son's birth, How I Lost You was Jenny's thrilling debut crime novel. This is her second.
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