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This was one brilliant truly psychological thriller where the author S. E. Lynes looked into the depths of a human psyche, twisted the brain waves, and wrote a book seeped in uncertainty. My mind continually thought of one thing – what was the truth? The author kept me on my toes throughout the entire story with my guesses going haywire.
Rachel was invisible. She was taken for granted by her family and friends. That was affecting her mental health, and she was ready to do anything to get her family to see her, to feel alive. And there she sat in a dingy interrogation room answering questions about three murders. Can you see her now?
A sensitive book which encapsulated many issues where empathy was the driving force, and Rachel was in the spotlight. As the pages turned, I could understand her better; some of her feelings resonated with me. The writing kept me attached to my kindle from beginning to end. There was something so haunting about the story as if it dared me to believe it.
The author played it brilliantly keeping the book in shadows while staying in the wispy tendrils of light. Most of the times, I felt I had the plot in my grasp until the author gently pulled it away. I had guessed some parts of it, but most of those twists blindsided me. They were hidden well by being in plain sight.
The author was a master in suspense, but this book had that extra something. I was left with an absolute feeling of epiphany about what the human brain was capable of. Every subplot was well fitted into the overall jigsaw of the story; they whirled in my mind long after the book was done.
A true thriller of human psyche…
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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What would you do if no-one was watching?
Rachel is afraid she may have done something terrible. She’s sitting in a room, being asked whether she killed someone.
She doesn’t understand how her life has changed so completely. When she was younger, heads would turn when she walked into a room. Her children needed her; her husband adored her.
But somehow the years wore that all away. She was so busy raising her children, looking after her parents, that the woman who used to be Rachel Ryder, whose husband told her she was out of his league, now quietly washes his clothes and makes his dinner, and can walk into a room without anyone knowing she’s there.
She knows that she thought: what would it take for you to see me again? What if I did something no-one thought I was capable of?
Publication Date: April 2020