The perfect brother. The perfect fiance. The perfect revenge. A thriller you won't be able to predict.
One day changes Jody's life forever.
She has shut herself down, haunted by her memories and unable to trust anyone. But then she meets Abe, the perfect stranger next door and suddenly life seems full of possibility and hope.
One day changes Mags's life forever.
After years of estrangement from her family, Mags receives a shocking phone call. Her brother Abe is in hospital and no-one knows what happened to him. She meets his fiancé Jody, and gradually pieces together the ruins of the life she left behind. But the pieces don't quite seem to fit...
When I began reading the book it seemed a little disjointed, I couldn't fathom out what was going on and how did it all fit together. I stuck with it and then the main plot of the book took hold of me, and although I had guessed a tiny part of what was happening, there was so much more that I hadn't guessed. I don't do spoilers so I will leave it to see if you guess the same part too.
I think that the characters live in a converted church really added something to the story - I could just picture it all as it was well described but not overly so. Little by little we get to find out more about the main characters and how they became who they are today. There were some quite upsetting scenes mainly from flashbacks as the story is told from different perspectives. I can see they were necessary for the premise of the book story line but I did read them very quickly. The characters are very well drawn and this added to the rawness of what I was reading.
Towards the end of the book when I thought everything was done and dusted, something happened, and I thought aaah!!! that is what happened at the beginning of the book, which I had completely forgotten about. So when I finished the book I went back and read that part again to get the perspective of the complete picture.
A sometimes unpleasant story but overall I really enjoyed reading this book and it kept me guessing to the end. I'm giving this book 5 out of 5 stars and my thanks go to Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for a copy of the book to review.