Michelle Davies has crafted one of the best thrillers I’ve ever read, honestly.
It’s rare for me to get so caught up in a thriller novel. Normally, I know what’s coming and just bumble along and read it for the fun. With this book, I had so many theories about what was going on and it was exciting! The twists and turns along the way had me recrafting my theories until I was almost spot on near the end. The entire story is written well that it all builds on each other, until you come to the finale and everything just clicks.
Maggie Neville is a Family Liaison Officer who is dealing with two crimes at the same time. An elderly woman has been attacked, and it appears to be the same duo hurting other elderly ladies who live alone. And then a husband and wife appear to have been in a scuffle, possibly from a domestic dispute. And then, she realizes they might not be so different from each other…
There’s so many parts to this story. Sadie, the elderly lady who was attacked, has only her granddaughter Della as a family member. That family has drama since Della’s Mother long since disappeared and never returned. Della believes her Mother attacked Sadie. Then there’s Eleanor, who was attacked by her husband in a domestic dispute. Add in that Maggie has her own dark secrets that could tear her family apart, and that her co-workers are trying to find the duo who were attacking old ladies… There’s a lot going on.
Despite all of these interconnecting plot lines, the story is packed tight perfectly. I never felt like the plots were too much! Michelle spends enough time on each plot line that when it switches over to another character, I’m not disappointed. I honestly was surprised with how great this book worked for me. I need the rest of this series STAT!
I’d highly recommend this book. I am totally impressed and even managed to go through it a second time to see what I missed. This perfectly crafted book needs an audience! It’d be a real shame for it not to grab it!
Side Note: You do not need to read the rest of this series to know what’s going on. You get filled in with enough information to know what’s happening.
Five out of five stars!
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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