Fleeing the terrors of her former life, Isabel has left England, and at last is beginning to feel safe. Then a letter shatters her world, and she returns home determined not to let fear rule her life any more.
But she's unable to shake off the feeling that someone who knows her better than she knows herself may be following her.
Ready to step back into her life and take control all over again.
I would like to thank Random House UK, Cornerstone and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review.
As of the first chapter, this psychological thriller grabs you by the throat and doesn't let you go till the very end. It is full of suspense and mystery. It highlights the mental and physical effects suffered by the victims of stalking and obsessions. It is so well-written that I could almost feel the terror and anguish experienced by the characters.
'You belong to me'; 'You're mine forever'.
Wonderful words to hear coming from the one you love. They're however terrifying when voiced by your stalker who's harassing you and turning your life to hell.
A serial killer is on the loose, murdering young women with very similar characteristics. DI Lorraine Fisher is on the case. She's a likeable, headstrong, determined character who never gives up digging for the truth, even when riddled by a deep sense of guilt and physical pain. Her husband Adam is also a detective with West Midlands police.
Isabel Moore is a frail, terrified woman who's always looking behind her shoulders. She has escaped from a terrible past. However tragic news from home force her to return and face her worst nightmares yet again. Soon her life will spin out of control with terrible consequences.
All chapters are written in the first person and in the present tense - not exactly my favourite style, but I quickly got used to it. Each chapter is written from the point of view of one of the main characters. I would have preferred that the chapters indicate whose pov you'll be reading next.
I enjoyed reading this book so much, that up till about 90% through I still had a 5-star rating in mind. However, though I liked the actual ending, I was very disappointed by the turn the story takes at this point. I was left frustrated as I found it somewhat far-fetched and unbelievable. I was expecting a much more credible way of tying up all the loose ends and due to this I was forced to reduce my rating.