Written by Jessica Jarlvi
‘Kristin is on the run. From her life. From herself.’
When two murders happen in Chicago, a witch-hunt ensues, and Kristin quickly finds herself at the centre.
The problem is she isn’t sure of what she did or didn’t do. Armed with a life insurance payout, she runs away to Sweden to start her life over.
But it’s not that easy to escape the past. And whatever she’s done, someone is on her tail, wanting her to pay…
The question is: could she be a killer and not even remember?
Twisted, knotted, complicated in the extreme .. this is a completely confusing read – and I LOVED it!!
Three quarters of this book consists of intertwining tales from different characters; it’s quite difficult at times to work out what the relationships, if any, are between the characters and deciding who is who. The revelations all come in the last 25% and they are well worth waiting for. Without reading all that goes before, none of it would be as exciting or as unexpected. I did manage to work out the part of one of the characters – unusually for me, I got that one right! As for the rest? Nope, didn’t see any of it, but boy was it worth reading!
This is a novel full of secrets .. secret pasts, secrets present but as the saying goes, be sure your sins will find you out. I do enjoy a book where it all comes out in the wash and no unanswered questions are left to niggle at me, and this is exactly that. Full respect to Jessica Jarlvi. How she managed to sleep whilst working out this plot defeats me. It is a sensational novel the likes of which I have never come across before, and I recommend it to everyone who despairs of formulaic reads. I promise, you haven’t read anything like this before!
My grateful thanks to publishers Aria for pre-approving my request via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: psychological suspense thriller
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1601 KB
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 1 May 2018
- Link to Buy: http://amzn.eu/48lMgBV
Meet the Author
Born in Sweden, Jessica moved to London before her career in publishing, editing and PR took her to the USA and the Middle East. Having also completed her Masters in Creative Writing and taught journalism to undergraduate students, writing is her true passion. Jessica won a Montegrappa First Fiction award at the Emirates Festival of Literature in 2016, catching the eye of her agent Luigi Bonomi. Having since secured a multiple book deal, Jessica, known by friends to be infectiously positive, balances her time between her writing and her growing young family.