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on 2 May 2011
The strapline on the reverse cover of the book is what originally drew me to it:
"Every year, three million single women in America move into an apartment for the first time. Few of them change the locks".
Slightly chilled by this, i thought i'd pick the book up and give it a try.
Main character, Juliet Devereau has discovered her husbands infidelity, she needs to get away from her house, and find her own apartment, though it's proving very difficult to find anywhere remotely decent, that is until she stumbles across a beautiful, spacious apartment overlooking Brooklyn Bridge.
After moving in, and over the coming weeks, Juliet can't quite put her finger on it, but she feels almost stalked. Sounds wake her in the middle of the night, and whilst in the bath, she feels like she is being watched. Is it all her imagination, or is she about to be caught up in a game of cat and mouse that could prove deadly?
I read this book in one day. Whilst i wouldn't class it as a horror, more of a suspense-thriller really, it is a good, easy read. It's fast paced, and whilst in places, i thought the author could have made the book an extra 50 or so pages longer, by setting the scenes out more, it did it's purpose and whiled away a lazy bank holiday Monday.
This book would be a perfect holiday read, as it's one you can pick up and put down easily. I'll also keep an eye out for the film.