To be published 30th June, the latest from the bestselling author of “The Magpies” is his best yet – a shocker filled with plot twists and enough red herrings to stock a fishmongers stall.
“It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a final adventure before settling down. But after a perfect start, an encounter with a young couple on a night train forces Daniel and Laura to cut their dream trip short and flee home.
Back in London, Daniel and Laura vow never to talk about what happened that night. But as they try to fit into their old lives again, they realise they are in terrible danger—and that their nightmare is just beginning…”
This is one of those stories that sticks in your head even when you’re not reading the book and it had me grabbing every chance I could to read a few pages. The main characters are thrust into a terrifying situation early on and the author has the skill to keep you rooting for them from first page to last.
What I particularly liked about this book was the way every single character was brought to life. They all come with their own back story and have their own contribution to make. At least three of the characters we meet could end up in another book I reckon.
There’s a supernatural atmosphere to parts of the story that I worried would put me off as that’s not my cup of tea at all. However it was dealt with in a way that enhanced the plot and action.
The final element I’d like to mention is that of suspense. The structure of the book cleverly drip-feeds information to the reader. I solved this mystery (and then realised I hadn’t) a grand total of four times! That’s what a call a psychological thriller that delivers.