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Another Gripping Read,
This review is from: Accidents Happen (Paperback)
I loved The Playdate by Louise Millar - and this latest novel is just as good. The story focuses on Kate Parker. So many bad things have happened in Kate's life that Kate's days are filled with anxiety and obsessive thoughts. Kate feels that she needs to keep her son safe and is constantly thinking of ways to avoid danger and going out of her way to avoid it. In fact Kate is so over-protective of her son that her in-laws have threatened to step in.
Things turn a corner when a new man comes into Kate's life and her obsessive behaviour begins to improve. As the story moves along, the reader is kept guessing about Kate's new acquaintance, and what the outcome will be.
One sign of a good read is when the feelings of the main character are immediately transferred to the reader - and that's what happens in this book. The story takes a few pages to get going, but I felt Kate's anxiety from the start. The tension turns down a notch about two thirds through and then picks up for the last twists and turns of the story.
This is a well-plotted and thrilling story. The feeling of unease never goes away and I raced through the book so that my mind could settle down.