- Author Nicci French
This felt like it had elements of other Nicci French novels all intertwined together, and it was a good read perhaps because of that. The story works backwards in a sense, as our heroine has memory loss following a horrific incident. Kidnapped and prepared to die, she manages to escape and then has to try and piece back together the fragments of her life and how it went so drastically wrong.
There’s also the aspect in which the authorities don’t quite believe what they are hearing and can’t really do anything to help, despite the fact we know she’s telling the truth. That’s intensely frustrating, both as a reader and just as a human being.
I enjoyed the book, whipped through it super fast. I thought the initial chapters dragged a little too much, there’s only so much horror I actually want to read about. It was better for me when the twists and turns of redemption began. But overall, very good.