“The house is small and a little rundown, but each piece of faded floral wallpaper I peel away feels like unwrapping the second chance I never thought I’d get.”
I’m a big fan of psychological thrillers and enjoy Samantha Hayes books, this one I devoured pretty quickly desperately trying to piece together what was going on, who was doing it and what the outcome would be!
Leah is finally happy, creating a new life for herself and her children away from her controlling abuse ex Craig. That is until he turns out to be her new neighbour, and Leah knows it’s not just a coincidence. Bit by bit Craig begins to interfere with her life again, from destroying her relationships to seemingly turning her friends and children against her, but this is Samantha Hayes…so there’s always a twist! When things come to a head, there’s so many unanswered questions. Like that ending?!?! Does that mean what I think it means?!?!
Despite a few plot holes and an ambiguous ending, this psychological thriller will grip you and have you questioning just how far someone will go.
Lovers of psychological thrillers who need an easy reads.
TW: Mention and discussion of domestic abuse, stalking and murder
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Samantha Hayes for this ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.