The blurb sounded so interesting and having read Alex Sinclair’s books previously, I started reading this book with excitement.
“It was our five-year anniversary, and I had just witnessed my husband die.”
These lines from the prologue gripped me further. I was literally restless, with impatience pulsating through me to know how Grace would manage and what would be her next step.
The book started with a bang but then progressed with a dull whimper. Grace cried for 6 weeks and more, and then too did nothing much in the first half of the book. I liked Alex’s attempts in creating an atmosphere where Grace appeared to be delusional, her best friend Jennifer certainly kept telling her that till 90% of the book. (Some best friend!)
I liked the mysterious appearances that occurred in the book, but I think the author tried too hard to make this book more intriguing and in the process failed. I could guess the plot right at the beginning. I was just frustrated at the way the main character did nothing for 70% of the book. I don’t like slow burners, but I have gotten used to them now. But things happened in this story only in the last 30% and they were all expected twists!!
I wish the book had something more in it. I wanted my pulse to race, my palms to sweat, and my breaths to gasp. Overall, it was a good read. Started at 10pm, finished at 11 30pm and review done by 12am midnight. On to my next read!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 3 stars
Grace Dalton is trying to put her life back together after her husband John died suddenly in a hit and run. Her perfect world is collapsing around her.
But as Grace sorts through her husband’s belongings, she realises the man she loved was lying to her. There’s a mysterious list of names hidden among his things, a secret bank account, and a shocking revelation about his family that he kept from her since the day they met.
Who was John Dalton?
As Grace tries to identify the names on the list she realises something is wrong. She’s imagining things: seeing John in the faces of strangers and finding things in an entirely different place to where she’d swear she left them.
Is Grace losing her grasp on reality, or is someone trying to stop her finding out the truth about her husband?
Publication date : 25th October, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture