This page-turning thriller will grab you by the pit of your stomach and will never let you go.
After meeting in a nightclub, Catherine and Lee start a super-hot relationship that quickly turns into a controlling, abusive nightmare. Lee is a psychopath whose random acts of manipulation, like switching the silverware around to drive Catherine crazy, culminate in a physical attack.
The entire book plays out along two storylines: before the attack and after the attack. After the attack, we follow Cathy-- who has developed a severe case of PTSD and OCD-- as she spends her life checking and rechecking the doors, windows and silverware drawer to make sure Lee has not been in her flat. She knows she has OCD, but views it as a self-preservation tactic, rather than mental illness.
As a reader, the tension and fear just build and build until you are ready to explode. You can see how much Cathy struggles after the attack as you helplessly read chapter after chapter of the red flags she shrugs off.
Reader beware: the book is sexually violent and a little hard to read at times, but it definitely grips you from page one and won't let you go. A heart-racing, fear-deep-down-in-the-pit-of-your-stomach thriller that you should not read at night or while you are in the house alone.
I am the adult services materials selector for Worthington Libraries. When I'm not chasing after my two boys, I like to sew, read and collect recipes (but don't be fooled, I never make any of them!).