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I trust author Miranda Rijks, and she has never let me down in delivering a suspenseful thriller. Her books, for me, are what I would call an easy, somewhat predictable, read, but the writing has the power to force me to read it at one go.
This book too had the haunting quality to keep me quite involved in the plotline which had Steph wanting to know what happened to her roommate who had disappeared years ago.
Now safely ensconced in a loving family life, I liked how the sense of justice slowly awakened in the main character when she was approached by a crime series journalist, asking questions about her then-best friend.
Past and present were slowly laid open, with only a few characters at play, it was easy to guess what could have happened. All the same, it was fun to read the prose that soon culminated in an explosive reveal.
A letter from the author at the end showed me her inspiration for the book and made me glad that fiction had started out from the truths in her life. A fun read. I trust Miranda Rijks to give me a solid two hour escapist read.
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Nine years ago, Stephanie’s best friend vanished. Now she’s back to haunt her. Life has been good to Stephanie. Married to college professor, Oliver, with two adorable children, she lives in a lovely house, surrounded by beautiful things. It hasn’t always been like this.
Nine years ago, Stephanie’s flatmate Alison vanished, presumed murdered. It was a horrible time, and Stephanie tries hard not to think about it. But when a TV researcher working on a true crime series wants to interview her about the case, Stephanie is forced to confront the past and recognise that she has a deep need to answer one burning question – what happened to Alison?
It soon becomes clear that someone doesn’t want her digging for the truth and is willing to do anything to conceal a shocking web of lies.
As her perfect life unravels, Stephanie realises that by opening a door into the past she has woken a sleeping monster. And now it’s her own life that is on the line.
Publication Date: July 2021
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