How far would you go to save your family?
In the dead of night, new parents Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie. This is no burglary gone wrong. The intruders know who they’re looking for – a man called Edward Renshaw. And they are prepared to kill to get to him. When the men leave empty handed, little do Alice and Harry realise that their nightmare is just beginning. Is it a case of mistaken identity? Who is Renshaw? And what is he hiding? One thing is clear – they already know too much.
This book wasn’t what I expected, at all. I guess that by reading the plot I thought I was going to find a domestic thriller about a family and the repercussions from that first incident, but I was wrong, it wasn’t just like that. And that’s not a negative thing.
Be aware: don’t expect a mystery or a psychological thriller with multiple twists. This is something completely different, although not less enjoyable. Once we’ve read the first scene in the bedroom, it’s hard not to become interested in what’ll happen next. What would we do if those masked man threatened us? Would we go to the police or would we act on our own? Would we trust those who say they can help us?
I really liked both main characters, Harry and Alice: they behaved bravely and just how you’d expect them to. You don’t question their decisions like in other similar books where you want to shout at the protagonist: What the hell are you doing?!
This is a novel that grabs you from the very first paragraph (and you can’t say that a lot) and doesn’t let go until its satisfactory ending. The storyline might not have been that original or surprising, but if you want an exciting and easy-to-read thriller , this is a very appealing option.
I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.