Genre: Psychological Thriller
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 278
Date of Publication: September 16 .2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
I took a life While Keith is lying in a coma due to a hit-and-run accident, those are the four words he uttered to Avery as he was drifting away. Day after day Avery visits Keith in the hospital, hoping against hope that he will awaken and for him to reassure her that he is not a murderer. Unable to let matters wait, Avery starts looking for answers, and this includes digging deeply when it comes to matters concerning Keith. She might not like what she finds, but she is not going to give up until she finds out the meaning of those terrible four words.
Concern for their young daughter Mia, with as much time as Avery is spending at the hospital, she decides to temporarily move back in with her parents. This is no easy task, as her relationship with them is rather strained. Furthermore, Avery wonders if any interactions that Keith had with her parents could shed any light on his declaration. One day as Avery starts looking through a storage room in her parent's basement, she goes through box after box looking for anything that they might have been hiding from her. She eventually lands upon a note that presents a strong clue. A clue that shakes her up even more.
While Avery's character is written in first-person in this engaging novel, there are some alternating perspectives from the past. Then there is "The Watcher", with that unnamed character's point of view. These multiple roles in this book work flawlessly to create incredible pacing, a riveting story and shocking twists and turns. This all culminates in a jaw-dropping conclusion.
L. G. Davis has written a thrilling book that any lover of domestic suspense would thoroughly enjoy. While only my second read by Ms. Davis, I can say that I will not only look forward to whatever she has coming up next, but that I want to exhaust her backlist.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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