Don’t. Trust. Anyone.
It was supposed to be a fresh start.
A chance to forget the past and embrace the future.
But can you ever really start again?
Or does the past follow you wherever you go…
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
After being totally wowed by Lisa Hall’s novel, Between You and Me, I was ecstatic when I knew that she had written another book and I just had to have it.
Moving house, expecting a second child and trying to get over the affair that her lying cheating husband had, doesn’t really make for a picture perfect scene of domestic bliss for Steph. In fact from the very first chapter the tension is so electrically charged that it could light up a small town! You just know though that there must be more going on than you first think there is.
I just love how Lisa Hall can take a situation that is quite common and tweak it here and tweak it there and before you know it she has moved into your head and playing with your emotions and mind. She isn’t a highly descriptive writer about the scenery around you. Yep, here is a house, a garden and a family. That is more or less what you get, well perhaps a little bit more but you know what I mean. What she does do is open up peoples heads and lets you go inside. Lets you move in and feel the insecurity, the doubt of other people but most of all the doubt about themselves. What is real and what is imagined you shall have to decide. It isn’t always easy as you will see.
The novel centres around only a hand few of characters really, some you won’t like and others you will like even less. There were only a couple of people that I really warmed up to. This is a truly fascinating book. I loved the whole thing.
I received an arc copy of this book from Carina UK via Netgalley and I chose to leave a review
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LISA HALL loves words, reading and everything there is to love about books. She dreamed of being a writer since she was a little girl and after years of talking about it, was finally brave enough to put pen to paper (and let people actually read it). Lisa lives in a small village in Kent, surrounded by her towering TBR pile, a rather large brood of children, dogs, chickens and ponies and her long-suffering husband. She is also rather partial to eating cheese and drinking wine. Readers can follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaHallAuthor
THIS BOOK WILL BE PUBLISHED ON 20th OCTOBER