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on 7 January 2018
Hannah is a relative newlywed who is anxiously waiting for her husband Mark's flight home from New York When all the flights from New York have landed at Heathrow and still no sign of Mark, Hannah starts to feel uneasy.
Eventually Mark gets in touch with a story that he's had a lot of bad luck in New York and won't be home for a few days. Initially believing him, Hannah is temporarily satisfied but has a growing sense of unease. Assuming he's with another woman, she starts investigating and even when Mark does appear home and she questions him, she delves further into his story. Confronting the woman she initially suspected Mark of having an affair with, she discovers Mark's secret. Is her mild mannered husband who she thought he was or is he hiding more than just this secret from her?
I did find that this book really kept my attention and at only 267 pages, I had it read in less than a day. It also kept me guessing as my initial thoughts about what this book was about was all wrong. Every time I tried to guess what would happen next, I was wrong and the twists and turns through the book kept me guessing right until the end of the book. I had thought initially that this book was about a cheating husband who had a secret family hidden away somewhere. As the story is revealed though, I began to realise that the story is a lot deeper and more sinister than a cheating spouse.
The story starts out as though Hannah has an enviable life and that she has found her happy ever after, but from the start there are hints that not everything is as it seems and the more Hannah finds out, the more her life crashes around her. While I would say this book definitely starts out with a chick lit style and indeed throughout the book it has its roots firmly in the chick lit category, this is chick lit with bite and also dips its toe into the category of thriller. The book gets more and more sinister as time goes on and towards the end of the book takes a twist that I genuinely hadn’t seen coming. While I would say that this book has a few thriller elements, I don’t think that this is a book that would appeal to most males and it is too chick lit in it’s composition to appeal to most male thriller readers.
This was one of those books where I was slightly disappointed when it ended. I loved the style of writing, the way the book flowed from chapter to chapter and the story really held my attention. From Page 1, I wanted to read on to find out the story and kept coming back to the book when I had a spare minute (I even read this through my lunch break in work as I found it so addictive). My only slight niggles were that, at 267 pages, it was quite short and the ending was a bit sudden. However, neither of these spoiled my enjoyment of the book and I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone who is a fan of some chick lit but doesn’t want one of those stories where it’s all light and fluffy writing and everyone living happily ever after. This is the darker side of chick lit.