If you’re looking for something with murder, mystery, and a hint of romance, then this novel is for you. Fasten your seatbelts, because this is going to be one insane rollercoaster.
In order to get into the spooky spirit this October, I decided to add a nice psychological thriller to my TBR stack. This is the second thriller novel that I have ever read (the first being The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager), so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. With that said, I can’t say if this thriller was like every other typical thriller novel out there, so please keep that in mind. Warning: There may be spoilers ahead.
Here is a little bit about this novel:
When Clara’s boyfriend, Luke, disappears, everyone believes that he’s left her, but Clara thinks she knows the truth. Recent evidence suggests that Luke had a stalker, and Clara worries that he’s been kidnapped. Then Luke’s older sister, Emily, who vanished twenty years ago, suddenly reappears.
Emily wants to help Clara with her search for Luke, but she refuses to talk about what happened–even though it nearly destroyed her family when she vanished. And the deeper Clara digs into Luke’s mysterious disappearance, the more convinced she is that the two incidents are connected.
This novel had me interested from page one. It switched between two women: Clara, who woke up to find her boyfriend, Luke, missing, and Beth, a mother struggling with her seemingly emotionless daughter. As each event unfolded for each woman, they realized that things aren’t what they thought they were. For Clara, it was finding out that her boyfriend wasn’t the great guy she thought he was; and for Beth, it was discovering the horrible things that her daughter was capable of.
When Clara first discovered that Luke was missing, she immediately started to suspect that something was off. She decided to reach out to his past girlfriends to see if he had any enemies that could be responsible, and that’s when she began to discover that her boyfriend wasn’t the man she thought he was.
Beth had an awful journey of discovery herself. She witnessed several events over time that began to show her daughter’s true nature. Each chapter that comes from her point of view began to reveal more about her past and revealed that Luke’s disappearance may actually be connected to Emily’s.
Each point of view seemed to be unrelated to the other, but as each chapter came to a close the two narratives became more intertwined with each other. It resulted in more questions than answers in the very middle, but as they investigated further, things became clear to everyone involved.
Overall I think this novel was wonderful and did a great job of keeping me on the edge of my seat. I’m planning on adding Camilla Way’s other works to my TBR list because I loved this novel so much. I recommend this to anyone looking for a great thriller novel, or just a nice short read to keep you entertained.
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