Just Released on March 2, 2018
4.25 Secret filled stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25
Everyone has a secret in their past.
Everyone pretends to be something they’re not.
But someone is always watching… and that someone is closer than you think.
Holly returns to her home town after some time away – she has been through something terrible and now she needs a safe haven in which to recover, and to plan the rest of her life. She finds a room in a quiet and leafy suburban street, in the home of Cora Barrett.
David lives next door to Cora Barrett and he sees everything that happens on Baker Crescent. David stays at home, and he watches: he likes to feel safe and he doesn’t like to leave the house. He wants to keep his friends and neighbours safe too. So he observes them, and he records every tiny detail of their lives, just in case the information is ever needed.
Both lonely and vulnerable, Holly and David gradually begin to strike up a friendship. But Holly can’t shake the feeling that someone from her past might have tracked her down. And David is always watching… But uncovering the secret that could save his new friend and neighbor could be the one thing that destroys him.
Holly is escaping from something, but what? David won’t go out at night, but why? Secrets, secrets, and even more secrets….. this was a character driven, slow burning, thrill of a book…..
Holly is running from her past, trying to start a new life, but her past is not done with her…. David is a grown man who likes routine and Rules… he also feels it is his duty to protect himself and the neighborhood…. he is vigilant and keeps constant surveillance….
Holly and David form an unlikely friendship…. Holly needs David to help her figure out who if anybody is watching her…. David is just grateful to have somebody treat him like a human being…. neither Holly or David were terribly likable or relatable, however that did not matter they were so well developed…. also and this is something I always love in books…. they both became much more likable and relatable as the book progressed… as secrets were revealed you became to understand them and their motivations….
The absolute beauty of this book was I thought we were going in a completely different direction then we ended up in…. and at the end I was quite surprised with the outcome…. this book did not put me on the edge of my seat… but I rapidly turned those pages to find out what secret was going to be revealed next….. well paced, because secrets were dropped throughout the book, keeping you wanting more….
Absolutely recommend if you enjoy a slower burning psychological thriller with very well-developed characters….
*** thank you to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***
What is your secret?