Lauren can’t wait to leave London for a fresh start in the countryside with her new partner Paul and his two young children.
She never thought she’d be so lucky. A dream glass house in the woods, a ready-made family, a second chance. But as dark rumours swirl about their new home, Lauren begins to question their happily-ever-after. When they met, she was at her most vulnerable. She would trust Paul with her life. But should she?
My thoughts: this was very good, very creepy and totally compelling. Also never date a psychologist – never come across one in a book that isn’t manipulative and dangerous. Lauren is entirely vulnerable, not just because of her memory issues but she’s in the middle of nowhere, no friends, no family, responsible for two young, traumatised children in a huge glass house, reliant on the say so of her partner Paul, who is hiding something.
As the days pass, you get more and more suspicious of Paul, but I had no idea what exactly he was doing. The sinister shed, the way he treated his poor bewildered son. The twists, utterly shocking. I was inwardly shouting “run Lauren run, he’s a nutcase!” but how far he’d go, nope, wasn’t prepared for that. Hooked. Read it, but not at bedtime or you’ll be up all night.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.