Alice has a perfect life – a great job, happy kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; she receives a suspicious phone call; things don’t quite add up.
Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be sure it is the truth?
Sometimes it’s better not to know.
Have been lucky enough to get my mitts on an early edition of this and all i can say is WOW!! If you are a fan of the psychological thriller genre, then this needs to go on your ‘must get’ lists! Trust me!
How far would you go to protect your family?! This is the tale of Alice and Ed. They have the perfect life – she’s an artist and he’s an Obstetrician – and they have 2 children, Nell and Arthur, and all is going swimmingly…… until Ed goes missing one night and seems to have trouble remembering where he was or who he was with. And then the police get involved and the truth starts to come to light…
As we follow the story we are soon left wondering who to trust as the truth of that missing night unravels and i enjoyed having my mind changed about the honesty of certain characters. For Alice, knowledge is supposed to be power but it also seems to be a burden she is struggling to carry and I was left sympathizing with her as the events and fallout seemed to cause her more stress and worry than her husband.
Also fascinating side of things to see how a family under investigation deal with the press intrusion and the online comments as we all know that nowadays everybody has an opinion about a story, even if they don’t know all the facts.
Thought the pace and setting of the story were first class and the ending left me shocked and was one I didn’t see coming! The author did an excellent job of setting up a few possibilities of how things would turn out so you are never sure!
Found this to be such an interesting read as you find yourself wondering what you’d do in a similar situation, what lengths would you go to in the aim of saving your family and that sometimes the more you know, the harder it is to deal with!
An excellent debut psychological thriller and I am sure it is going to be a huge hit for the author and publishers, Black Swan.