I had such mixed feelings for main character Anna throughout this book!
She married the ‘perfect man’ yet she hankers after an imperfect past and when fate reunites her with her first love she sees it as a way to escape her current life and pick up where she left off all those years ago.
The portrayal of James was excellent, so obviously a controlling bully but at times even I was thinking – or is he? Major mind messing, excellently captured.
My favourite character was probably Rosie. Everyone needs a friend like her!
Viewing her childhood sweetheart firmly through rose coloured glasses, Anna paints a warm and wonderful concept of the life she will be going back to. He loves her, his family love her, all they need is each other – right?
This is a psychological thriller with deceptively warm undertones – I raced through it and got caught out by many a twist and turn along the way.
Anna wants to escape.
She doesn’t know when her marriage to James began to feel like a trap or when he became so controlling. All she knows is that she needs to leave before it’s too late.
And she has a plan.
When Anna reconnects with her childhood sweetheart, Sam, she sees it as the answer to her problems. Finally, they’ll have a life together, like they’d always planned – the life she was meant to have.
But the lies are catching up with her . . .
On the morning of their escape, Sam goes missing. Anna knows he wouldn’t leave her, that something must have happened to him.
Her search for answers will force her to confront her past, something that she has been running from for a very long time . . .