This one is hitting the shelves in just a few days and thanks to NetGalley I got to review it ahead of release. And I am so glad I did! This is the sort of book that once you start it, you won’t want to put it down. It’s gripping from beginning to end with some incredible twists in the middle.
Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And Horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive.
Which Is why the house swap is such a godsend. Libby and her husband Jamie exchange their flat in Bath for a beautiful, secluded house in Cornwall. It’s a chance to heal their marriage – to stop its secrets tearing them apart.
But this stylish Cornish home isn’t the getaway they’d hoped for. They make odd, even disturbing, discoveries in the house. It’s so isolated – yet Libby doesn’t feel entirely alone. As if she’s being watched.
Despite their flaws, the main characters are likeable and I found myself rooting for them both from the start. Libby with her anxieties and Jamie with his frustrations. I think it’s really hard to honestly review this without spoilers so I’m not going into too much detail!
If you enjoyed this… check out Douglas’s other books, particularly ‘The Sisters.’ If you enjoyed reading her works then you’ll probably enjoy anything by Sophie Hannah and Emma Donohue.