My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What hasn’t been said about this book already?
In it we have two thoroughly unlikeable characters playing a game of cat and mouse with each other until the bitter end. There are twists and turns aplenty in this book and they just keep on a-coming. It begins to get really twisted when you start to feel sympathy for the characters who really don’t deserve it. Marketed as a mystery, there is a strong dash of psychological thriller in the mix.
Amy and Nick are the ‘perfect’ married couple, but as with any relationship, after five years a certain level of complacency had settled in. He had grown to take her for granted and she no longer wished to play the part of ‘the cool girl’. With over a year of suppressed rage from her and year of infidelity from him begins the unwinding of revenge that truly defies belief. At the base of this hostility are two people who feel misunderstood and neglected.
Broken into three main sections we see the story unfolding from Nick’s point of view, and then from Amy’s point of view and the final section is then taken from both of their points of view. The ultimate question is to wonder the journey from happily married to basically a hostage situation.
I understand why so many books are judged against this one – a truly terrific read.