Novels generally come with the disclaimer that “any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental” and so does this one, twice – once in its usual place, and once in the book within the book, and therein lies the story.
That book is on documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft’s night table, only she didn’t put it there. Catherine has a comfortable life; her husband is in law, and her son, while having problems of his own, has moved out and is living an independent life.
When she starts reading the mysterious book, she quickly realizes that she is the main protagonist, and the secret she has kept hidden is about to tear her life apart.
In a seemingly disparate story, Stephen Brigstocke is a retired teacher and grieving husband who is living a very sad life. Eventually their stories intersect with devastating consequences.
A good psychological thriller with the ever popular unreliable narrator, in this case two of them, along with lots of family drama will keep the pages turning. Sure to appeal to fans of Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson.
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4/15 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
DISCLAIMER by Renée Knight. Harper (May 19, 2015). ISBN: 978-0062362254. 352p.