The hen do from hell sees a fascinating cast of characters meet up at a remote woodland house in Northumberland.
“Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.
And then, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance to reconnect with her best friend? To put the past behind her?
But out in the dark, dark woods, something goes wrong. Very wrong.”
The author skilfully builds up the psychological tension between the characters, drip-feeding us details from ten years earlier and from the aftermath of the drama when Nora, our narrator, wakes up in hospital.
What I enjoyed most about the book was that I was never sure, until the very end, whether my suspicions and guesses about the plot were correct.
The only sight criticism I have is that at some points the plot became so intricate that the author seemed to be re-explaining things that I thought could have been left to the reader to realise. However that is a very slight complaint and overall I would recommend this book to all psychological thriller fans.
Thank you to the publisher for the proof copy to review.