Alice Feeney is on a bit of a roll. Her first book Sometimes I Lie was a huge hit worldwide and is being made into a Warner Bros TV Series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. It must have made it quite the challenge to come up with a story that could compete on that level but Feeney hasn’t let us down.
Aimee Sinclair is a successful actress and is filming one of the most talked about movies of the year. As filming draws to an end she goes home to discover that husband Ben has vanished. His phone, wallet, keys etc are all in the house but there is no sign of him. When the police begin to investigate they seem very suspicious of Aimee and her reaction to his disappearance.
When the police find out that the couple had a violent argument the night before and that Aimee appears to have withdrawn £10,000 from the couple’s joint account it starts to look pretty dark for her. The evidence is starting to mount up. Press coverage of a suspected liaison with her co-star just add fuel to the fire.
The book alternates between Aimee’s dark and unconventional childhood and the present time and as the two timelines weave together you get a feel for what makes her tick and why she has become the person she is today. There is a very human side to Aimee that keeps you rooting for her despite all of your suspicions.
I’m not going to give the plot away but there is the most sensational twist at the end that will have you gasping out loud! It is quite a dark story at times and the ultimate denouement is a shocking climax.
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UK Publication Date: May 16 2019. 384 pages.
Categories: 4 Stars Book Review
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Great review! I’ve been curious about this one. I really like Sometimes I Lie and Alice Feeney’s writing style, but I heard that this one might have some abuse triggers. What’s your thoughts on that?
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Hi Abby. It’s certainly possible. Aimee is abducted from her family as a child and later there are allegations of abuse within the relationship with husband Ben. Reading should be for pleasure so it might be one to avoid for some people. Thanks for reading! Net