Housewife and mother of three Yvette lives a normal everyday life but is bored, and she wants something to happen. When a package is misdelivered to her address and she decides to deliver it to the rightful recipient, neighbour Mona, she doesn’t realise that she is about to open up a can of worms and something is definitely about to happen. Mona insists on talking to her, saying that she has a story to tell that Yvette must hear. It is a long winded story and all the time Yvette is convinced that Mona is a liar and not to be trusted, but she just cannot help going back to Mona time and again to hear more of the story. Mona claims to live alone, but Yvette is convinced that is not the case, and if so, then just who else is in the house, and why are they hidden? Mona tells a story of events in her past, and it is a dark, sinister tale and eventually her past and Yvette’s present converge in a terrifying way.
It is a story full of suspense which absolutely gripped me. It was a little far fetched at times, but I still had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. I did suss out what the connection between Mona and Yvette was, but not long before it was revealed in the book anyway, so it didn’t spoil the read for me. This is an unusual tale, and well worth a read.