In this twisted debut thriller, a reclusive author sets the perfect trap for her sister's murderer - but is he really the killer?
For 11 years, best-selling author Linda Conrads has mystified fans by never setting foot outside her home. Haunted by the unsolved murder of her younger sister - who she discovered in a pool of blood - and the face of the man she saw fleeing the scene, Linda's hermit existence helps her cope with debilitating anxiety. But the sanctity of her oasis is shattered when she sees her sister's murderer on television.
Hobbled by years of isolation, Linda resolves to use the plot of her next novel to lay an irresistible trap for the man. As the plan is set in motion and the past comes rushing back, Linda's memories - and her very sanity - are called into question. Is this man a heartless killer or merely a helpless victim?
"A fast, twisty read for fans of Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn." (Booklist)
"Intricately constructed...nicely done twists and turns." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A superb psychological thriller with a storyline that will have you hooked. Not suitable for sensitive constitutions." [AR (Spain)]
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Clever & Character-Driven, but No Empathy 4 Linda.
- Kelly "Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious."
The story inside the story as a way to let us know what happened was well done!
The way the story was laid out made it clear that something would be revealed about the murder, but the suspense was done in a way that you were never quite sure how it would play out!
Like the main character who authored a different kind of book in the story, this novel was a different kind of story than I normally listen to. It was entertaining and I kept wanting to go back to it - not like the edge of my seat suspense, but just entertaining to listen to and the overall story development.