Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods and the woman who was killed.
Since then she’s been forgetting everything. Where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.
What she can’t forget is the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.
Or the silent calls she’s receiving and the feeling that someone’s watching her…
Cass drives by a parked car which she later realises contained a woman who was killed and not only that it turns out she knew her - the ensuing guilt eats her up, and the fact that she feels unable to share that guilt with anyone, not even her husband. She also has a number of memory lapses which result in unexplained happenings - like losing her car, but she also begins to receive silent phone calls.
This is going to be a hard review to write as I don't want to reveal too much about what happens in the book. I actually read this book in just two sittings which I hardly ever do - I just had to know what was going on. There aren't any chapters, just dates, so I found it difficult to place an end of chapter marker and put the book down. However, the style of writing was so easy to read that it just flowed from the page - making me turn ever faster.
I thought I had guessed what was happening in this book early on, but then I decided I had the wrong idea about it. There are plenty of red herrings to lull the reader into thinking they have guessed the outcome of the plot. The full plot is finally revealed and it is done in a really clever way. Then comes the twist and I have to say I got a little scared for Cass but was so proud of her.
My only misgiving is the final pages which seemed a little lame compared with the rest of the plot. Personally I preferred the plot in her first novel Behind Closed Doors which was much richer and much more terrifying.
I'm giving this book 4 out of 5 stars.
My thanks to Netgalley and HQ UK for an advance copy of the book for review.