It’s been years since Nadja Kulka was convicted of a cruel crime. After being released from prison, she’s wanted nothing more than to live a normal life: nice flat, steady job, even a few friends. But when one of those friends, Laura von Hoven – free-spirited beauty and wife of Nadja’s boss – kills her lover and begs Nadja for her help, Nadja can’t seem to refuse.
The two women make for a remote house in the woods, the perfect place to bury a body. But their plan quickly falls apart and Nadja finds herself outplayed, a pawn in a bizarre game in which she is both the perfect victim and the perfect murderer…
My thoughts: this was very twisted and I felt for Nadja as she found herself at the mercy of her boss and his wife – part of a strange power play that really she doesn’t need to be part of, except they need a scapegoat and she’s the perfect patsy.
The whole time I was reading it, I wanted to yell at Nadja “get out of there”, something was so clearly not right. I understood that she wanted to be friends with Laura again but not like this! Really gripping, and sinister stuff.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.