Maggie is a husband watcher. A snooper, a marriage doctor, a killer of happy-ever-afters. She runs her own private detective agency specialising in catching out those who cheat. And she's very good at it. Until Helene walks through her door.
Helene is a husband catcher. A beautiful wife, a doting stepmother, a dazzling presence at parties. She counts herself lucky to have married one of the most eligible men in town - Gabe Moreau. Until she sees something that threatens her little family of three.
Alice is a perfect daughter. Apple of her father's eye, a kind stepchild to Helene, a tragic daughter of a dead mother. She lives a sheltered but happy life. Until she finds a handwritten note on her father's desk: 'You owe me. I'm not going away.'
All three women suspect Gabe Moreau of keeping secrets and telling lies. But not one of them suspects that the truth could result in murder . . .
Before I Find You is the first book that I have read by Ali Knight and I can't believe I haven't come across her before. This book is intelligent and thrilling and had all the ingredients that I enjoy in my reading.
Maggie is a private detective who Helene approaches because she believes her husband is cheating and Alice is the Daughter of Helene. The story is told from the perspectives of the three women, who were flawed and a little unlikeable. These are my favourite types of characters. Learning about events from three perspectives is a format I have come across before but it works perfectly here. It sufficed to add to the confusion and the chaos. There is a sense of foreboding and intrigue throughout that I found completely captivating.
There is plenty of misdirection and I enjoyed the fact as I reader that I always felt one step behind. Never quite seeing beyond each page turning chapter.
A story of secrets and lies, smoke and mirrors and just when I thought I had it all worked out I discovered that I really hadn't at all. In a crowded genre Ali Knight stands firmly with this book and I thought that it was superb.
About the Author:
Ali Knight has worked as a journalist and sub-editor at the BBC,Guardian and Observer and helped to launch some of the Daily Mail and Evening Standard's most successful websites. She lives with her family in London.
Visit Ali's website to find out more about her and her psychological thrillers at www.aliknight.co.uk and follow her on Twitter www.twitter.com/aliknightauthor.
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