When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a grainy image, a website address and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that. Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make (From Amazon)
*I received this book for free, in exchange of an hones review.
- I give this book at 3.5 stars out of 5
I loved “I Let You Go” by Clare Mackintosh, so when I saw this book pop up on Booktube, I knew that I had to read this, and then imagine my luck when it popped up on Netgalley, and I was approved to read it!
How creepy is the premise of the book? To see a picture of yourself in the classifieds section of the newspaper? I for one would be terrified. The dark world that this book delves into is terrifying, and what makes it so terrifying is that everything the Author wrote, could very well happen in real life. So to me, that is what makes this book so great. You really learn in this book, that the human race can be disgusting, and you really just can’t trust anyone. Greed, power, and selfish desire, can really get the best of people.
It took me a little longer than usual to finish the book, it was a little slow, but about halfway through the book it really picked up, and the Author draws you into the lives of Zoe, her family, and the detectives working this case. There are so many characters, and back stories, but it’s not convoluted, and the Author does a very good job of spreading their histories throughout the book.
I look forward to many future books written by Clare Mackintosh. If you have read this, please chime in with your thoughts.