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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent, mysterious read that draws you in - gripping stuff, 1 Nov 2013
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Louise Douglas is an excellent writer. Having enjoyed The Secrets Between Us, I was keen to try this, and I was not disappointed. In fact, I think I liked this even more. Once again set in the West Country, it is a story which interweaves past and present. Haunted in the present by things which happened years earlier, Hannah believes she has see someone her best friend Ellen while she is at work in a museum and yet she knows that it cannot be Ellen. The narrative jumps from present to past with each new chapter, but Louise Douglas is skilfully keeps the plot driving forward and there is never any confusion about the story which contains elements of guilt, betrayal and obsession. There is a cast of believable yet interesting characters, Ellen and her family, Hannah's adopted brother Jago, and Hannah's parents, as well as Hannah's colleagues at the museum. The author is able to build suspense and mystery in a very effective way and the evocative descriptions of Cornwall only added to the mix. The story really draws you in. It's gripping stuff and I found myself looking forward to finishing my work and being able to dive back in.
This is definitely a recommended read - 5 stars from me. I will definitely be looking out for Louise Douglas's next book.
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