Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who’s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, The Murder Game. Since Julie doesn’t know anyone in her new town, when she meets her neighbor John Dunbar, their instant connection brings measured hope for a new beginning. But she never imagines that a simple, benign conversation with him could set her life spinning so far off course.
After a series of misunderstandings, Julie and her family become the target of increasingly unsettling harassment. Has Julie’s stalker found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly.
I won copy of Catherine’s very first book years ago. I fell in love with her then and I am still!! And her writing has changed from a chick lit to a literary fiction/thriller. She has really out done herself with the one though. I thought her first novel Spin would always be my favorite but, I was mistaken.
Julie is a famous author with a stalker. She moves across country to start fresh. Needless to say, this does not turn out the way she hoped. She moves her family to Cincinnati with great expectations. These expectations are very quickly quelled and plain squashed. She becomes a pariah on her own street.
Catherine Mckenzie really knows how to weave a tale and keep you guessing. I will be honest, I really had no idea where this book was leading until almost the very end. There were many places I thought, “have I missed something?” But, the more the tale unfolded the more I was addicted. And I means addicted. This reads like a psychological thriller with a massive twist. So keep reading….this book has a kick at the end!
I would absolutely love a sequel. There were many items left unanswered, as per the authors whim. For fans of Girl on the Train…..this one is for you!!
I received this novel from Netgalley for a honest review.