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Quite a different book that what author Carla Kovach usually wrote. A damaged heroine with time lapse memory losses, this was an interesting premise.
Marissa’s mother was murdered in her childhood. 20 years later her uncle, then her neighbor. And all fingers pointed to Marissa who couldn’t vouch for her memory.
The main character was etched well, her anxiety resembled mine as of today (all thanks to the pandemic). She had her own ways of being, so most times I couldn’t relate to her. But this being fiction, it didn’t matter as the plot twirled into the darker underlay.
Quite a disturbing plotline, liked the sense of danger emanating from it. The pace is erratic, too many of her ruminations which I didn’t need. Unlikable characters were peppered in the prose, adding spice to the story.
Overall a good afternoon read.
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Marissa lives alone in her tiny one-bed apartment. It’s quiet and safe; all she’s ever wanted since the night her mother was killed in front of her. But when the police knock on her door with the news that her last remaining family member has been murdered, she comes face to face with the trauma she has spent a lifetime running from.
A witness saw her car outside his house that day, but Marissa knows she’s innocent. She hasn’t seen her uncle in years and remembers going to bed in her own home that night. But she’s had blackouts before and can’t always trust her memory.
Days later, Marissa’s neighbour is found dead in his home with stab wounds all over his body, exactly like her uncle. It was no secret that Marissa didn’t get on with her neighbour, but she’d never want to see him hurt. How can she convince the police that she isn’t a killer? And, as the secrets from her past take hold of her present, is there anyone in her small world she can trust?
As you read, you’ll believe every word Marissa says. You’ll think you know where to draw the line between innocence and guilt. But blame is a dangerous thing, and nothing is ever what it seems…
Publication Date: September 2021
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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