- Author Nicci French
I enjoyed this story, although it felt like a pretty unusual and somewhat unrealistic situation to start with. Fragile traumatised girl goes to stay with random stranger in the countryside to keep safe? Does that happen? I don’t know but anyway, it set up what was an interesting and almost always threatening story.
I like the fact that the twist I guessed happened about three quarters of the way through, leaving plenty of time for more of the woven intricate details to be unravelled. I might have been feeling smug initially but it was quickly clear how wrong I’d been!
The ending left me a bit unsatisfied, I didn’t quite get it the way I think maybe I was supposed to, but nevertheless, it was a reasonably happy ending and after the tension all the way through that is all that can be asked for!