When Lindsey married Andrew, she thought he was the man of her dreams. She slowly began to realize he was a thing of nightmares. The more he drank, the scarier he became… the more possessive, the more jealous, and less of the man she thought she knew. The night Lindsey escaped with Sophie was the night Andrew was arrested – but not for what you might expect. Now, eleven years later, Lindsey and Sophie have made a life for themselves. But when Andrew is released from prison, things begin to happen. Someone is watching Lindsey. Someone wants her dead. Will she ever be free?
I loved this book. One of my favorite movies of all time is Sleeping with the Enemy, and this book captures that vibe flawlessly. I really connected with these characters. Sometimes I wanted to shake Sophie and say, “Listen to your mother! Bad things happen when you don’t!” – but my heart also broke for her and what she’s been through. I adore Lindsey. It was so nice to see a woman overcome such heartbreak and have so much determination. She also has the strength to reach out to other victims of domestic abuse and to learn how to defend herself and those she loves. She’ll never give up, and I admire that so much. I love the author’s writing and the pacing of the story; the twists and red herrings were done brilliantly. I had my suspicions from the get-go; and though I guessed correctly, it was just that: a guess. I don’t believe it makes this book predictable in the least, especially when all is revealed and the reader gets to watch everything unravel.
This book is about more than manipulation and betrayal; it’s about strength and courage, even forgiveness. It was exciting yet poignant. It was a complete thrill ride, and I have a new go-to author.
Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.