Over the past few years Louise Jensen has become one of my favourite writers of psychological thrillers. Always uniquely British and always impossible to predict they are stories that will keep you gripped right to the very last page.
Laura is struggling. Recently widowed, she is about to lose her business and her home. Daughter Tilly is distant and uncommunicative and Laura really doesn’t know where to turn. After suffering an epileptic fit in her flower shop Laura is befriended by Saffron who takes her home and offers a friendly ear.
Grateful for the friendship and assistance from Saffron and the team at Oak Leaf Organics Laura and Tilly move into the commune on the edge of town. It is only as they begin to settle into the way of life of their new “family” that some sinister things start to happen and Laura starts to question the motives of enigmatic leader Alex. Just as these secrets come to light she also sees that daughter Tilly is entranced by Alex and will never leave willingly. Will all of the secrets break them apart forever?
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UK Publication date: Oct 3 2019. 384 pages.
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.