Written by G. J. Minett
You’d do anything for the one that got away . . . wouldn’t you?
When Billy Orr returns home to spend time with his dying sister, he bumps into his ex-girlfriend Aimi, the love of his life. He might not have seen her in eleven years, but Billy’s never forgotten her. He’d do anything for her then, and he’d do anything for her now.
When Aimi tells him that she wants to escape her abusive husband, Billy agrees to help her fake her own death. But is she still the Aimi that Billy remembers from all those years ago?
Once Aimi disappears, Billy has to face the possibility that perhaps she had different reasons for disappearing – reasons that might be more dangerous than she’s led him to believe . . .
Sometimes trusting the one you love is the wrong thing to do.
An Exciting Read, Skilfully Plotted!
Gobsmackingly good! My favourite thrillers are the ones where you follow the story carefully and think you know what’s happening – only to find out you got it completely wrong! Never mind not being on the same page, I don’t think I was even on the same notepad!
Billy and Mia haven’t had the easiest of lives, as we find out through a series of brief flashbacks which fill in their history. Mia, as the eldest, has always looked out for and worried about her brother but Billy isn’t the youngster he was and is a lot smarter than he appears to be! So when he gets involved in helping the girl who was the object of his desires eleven years ago, he doesn’t confide in Mia, or anyone else.
This seems like a very straightforward read, until you realise that things are never what they seem and that taking things at face value just won’t do. However, I’m not sure that this is a puzzle for the reader to solve. It’s complicated, – exceedingly so – and very believable making it both exciting and scary! This is a well thought out and twisted book, skilfully written and disguised as such a straightforward read. I’m certain my mouth dropped open and I gaped at the revelations which, I have to admit, not only did I not see coming but never in my wildest dreams suspected were even there. This is a novel which I just couldn’t put down! If you enjoy a psychological thriller with a hidden outcome, don’t pass this one by.
My grateful thanks to publishers Bonnier Zaffre for approving my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 613 KB
- Print Length: 368 pages
- Publisher: Zaffre
- Publication Date: 30 November 2017
- Link to Buy: http://amzn.eu/6NVQGiB
Meet The Author
Graham Minett studied Languages at Churchill College, Cambridge before teaching for several years in Gloucestershire and West Sussex. In 2008 he completed a part-time MA in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester and subsequently won both the inaugural Segora short story competition in 2008 and the Chapter One competition in 2010. The latter consisted of the opening sections of what would eventually become The Hidden Legacy, which earned him the first of two separate two-book deals with Bonnier Zaffre.
The Hidden Legacy and Lie In Wait are both already published as eBooks and in paperback. His third novel, Anything For Her, first appeared as an eBook in November 2017 and a paperback version will follow in March 2018.
Now writing full-time, he is represented by Adam Gauntlett of the Peters, Fraser and Dunlop Agency and lives in West Sussex with his wife and children whilst nevertheless retaining close links with Cheltenham and the rest of his family.