As a writer myself, I also love to review other authors. Giving back is a great way to all authors to gain feedback on their work. I was directed to NetGalley to complete my read/reviews. I stumbled on Alice Hunter. The title grabbed me but I had never heard of the author. Time to step out of my comfort zone and try someone new. I will tell you this. I was not disappointed.
Meet Jenny. Local vet. Add into the mix, her husband Mark.Put them together in a sleepy Devon village.
Meet Olivia who goes missing after walking home from the pub. Now the games afoot. What happened to her?
Jenny is worried she will be a suspect as her husband has an affair with Olivia. Mark is worried as Jenny has blackouts and sleepwalks. The village is worried it will happen to someone else. Jenny has a past that she has not shared with her husband. Do letters from her father help her understand that past?
The book was a beauty. I just LOVED it. It was written in alternate chapters between Jenny and Mark, so almost felt like a conversation as opposed to a book. Several twists and questions arose throughout leaving me, not ready for the end. I’ll admit, I didn’t see that coming.
It was, what I term, an easy read. I finished it in 2 days. It was a pleasure to read. My list of preferred authors now gathering new names.
Thank you for a superb read.