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This was a great psychological thriller which put me on a rollicking ride from the beginning to end. Author Karen King’s writing kept in smooth in its pace and convoluted in its plotlines, where I was in a conundrum about who was telling me the truth.
A dream marriage broken by violence, Freya had had enough. She’d packed her bags and was about to leave when the cops visited her. Her husband had been in an accident and was critical.
In the hospital, she barely had time to make a tough decision when she came to know Phil had lost his memory of the past 2 years of marriage. He didn’t remember the abuse. Hoping for the best this time around, she went home with him. But things started to happen around the house, and tempers started rising.
I read the first few pages and thought I had figured it out. But no, the author flummoxed me completely and my theories were shattered. The story kept playing me like a yo-yo and I didn’t know which way to turn. This was told in Freya and Phil’s POV with input from others.
Freya’s dilemma, her sister Daisy’s support, Phil’s confusion and his slow transformation kept me hooked to my kindle. Having been in Freya’s place where I knew I was not being treated well yet stayed in the relationship, I could identify with her.
The story had its dips and highs leading to a expectedly unexpected finish. The book was UNPUTDOWNABLE as it kept me completely engrossed in the prose.
P. S. Traumatic brain injury and coma could cause death of certain centers in the brain and cause a personality change in patients.
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‘We have a patient who has been involved in a serious accident. We believe he’s your husband.’
When Freya first met Phil, she thought he was the man of her dreams. He bought her roses every week, booked surprise trips to sun-soaked destinations, and showed her affection like she’d never experienced before. But over time the dream had become a violent nightmare. And now Freya is packing her bags, knowing it’s time she escaped their increasingly broken marriage.
But then Freya gets a visit from the police. Phil’s been in a horrific car crash and – as he comes around – it becomes clear that remembers nothing since their blissful honeymoon two years before, back when their relationship was perfect. All he wants is to be happily married again.
Freya knows giving him another chance could be dangerous. But now he’s the one who needs her, it’s a chance to turn the tables, and to change the outcome of their relationship once and for all. After all, he will only know what she chooses to tell him…
But what really happened during those two years of marriage? And as they start over again, who is safe? And whose life is in danger?
Publication Date: November 2020
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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