The One That Got Away by L. A. Detwiler @ladetwiler1 @HarperCollinsUK #mustread #bookreviews #BlogReview #NewRelease #NetGalley

The One Who Got Away by [Detwiler, L.A.]


The next chilling thriller from the bestselling author of THE WIDOW NEXT DOOR…

“Get out while you can. You’ll die here…”

Adeline Evans has recently moved into a home for the elderly. A safe space, where she can be cared for.

When she begins to receive cryptic and threatening notes, she is certain that someone is out to get her.

But the residents are warned against listening to a woman who is losing her memory. It would seem Adeline is tormented by the secrets in her past, and that the menace is all in her mind.

Until danger comes down the corridor and starts knocking in the night…

A compelling serial killer thriller from the bestselling author of THE WIDOW NEXT DOOR, perfect for fans of A.J Finn, K.L. Slater and Teresa Driscoll.


The One Who Got Away


Oh my, what a little beauty this is! Adeline Evans doesn’t want to be a burden to her only child who has her own very busy life. So when Carol finds her a place in a residential home for the elderly, back in her home town, Adeline accepts that this is where she will see the rest of her days out in peace. Adeline has Dementia, with some days being better than others, but it will get worse as she loses more of her mind.

What you see isn’t what you get in this place as many of the staff have a cruel streak in them. When Adeline begins to get disturbing messages it is put down to her deteriorating condition, making her frightened and confused even more. If no-one will believe her then she will have to find out if it is all real or not herself.

The story goes back and forth between the past, in 1959 when she was a young girl to present day in the home. Adeline was a bit of a wild card in her day and popular with a couple of young men. Around the same time, a number of young women were being abducted and found brutally murdered afterwards.

The story escalates in intensity both in the past and present making it a book that I couldn’t put down. Adeline’s condition is portrayed perfectly in the book, the frustrations she feels and the distress that it brings with it for her. Did I doubt Adeline, was she reliable? There are some real shockers to come and an ending that knocked the wind out of me!

I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.


L.A. Detwiler is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of The Widow Next Door and a high school English teacher from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. During her final year at Mount Aloysius College, she started writing her first fiction novel, which was published in 2015. She has also written articles that have appeared in several women’s publications and websites. L.A. Detwiler lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad. They have five cats and a mastiff named Henry.


Twitter: @ladetwiler1

The One Who Got Away by [Detwiler, L.A.]

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