Top critical review
22 October 2018
This is the first thriller I've read since my early teens, I must admit, the cover and the title immediately drew me in.
It was an intense read, I wouldn't let myself read it in the evening, thinking about home invasions before bed is just asking for nightmares.
I enjoyed the guessing game, you were meant to suspect everyone but the person it was, and I was shocked, but as it unravelled it all made sense.
The switch between first person, third person and home invader was really interesting.
There was the odd missing full stop, repetitive descriptive phrasing, especially when she woke from a nightmare, and I didn't particularly like that the book didn't come with a sensitivity warning for the sexual assault scene, it wasn't graphically detailed in any way but to be perfectly honest, had I known about this scene I wouldn't have read the book. There's just some things I can't stand to read, that being one of them.
Overall it was a good read that kept me guessing. I must admit, once the little secrets unravelled I found myself disliking the main character, not to the point where I thought she deserved all that happened, but she did deserve to feel the weight of what she'd done.