Something sinister stirs in Stockport…
The police find a young woman’s body in the woods the same week a couple discover a crude, handmade doll in Lyme Park. But are the two findings connected… or a strange coincidence?
In a town full of loners and unhappy families, nothing is as it seems…
All Mr Anderson wants is a family. After his elderly mother died, he was almost unbearably lonely. Now it’s time for him to claim his own.
All Jacob wants is for Maggie to love him back. She only has eyes for the Vincent twins – but maybe he can make her see just how much he cares.
And everyone is a suspect.
A quietly sinister, utterly chilling new thriller from Susan Gee, the author of Kiss Her Goodbye. Perfect for fans of You and How to Get Away with Murder.
An Accomplished & Skilled Novel!
I read a lot of psychological thrillers which don’t really meet the definition – “a thriller story which emphasizes the psychology of its characters and their unstable emotional states” – but this author has nailed it!
When the police find the body of a young woman in the woods as well as a crudely made doll in the local park, is there a connection or is it coincidence? Like ripples on a pond, the death affects many others – her cousin, the cousin’s friends and the friends’ families, their neighbours and indeed the wider community. As we follow their lives, we become embroiled in the goings on in several homes and begin to understand that a lot goes on behind closed doors.
Such a huge amount going on in this one! Very clever writing; I made assumptions based on what I thought was going on but Susan Gee would make a fantastic illusionist – her sleight of hand is first class. I became completely involved in the lives of all the characters, empathising and sympathising throughout. Did I see where it was going? Well, I though I did but in retrospect I didn’t have a cat in hell’s chance! A thoroughly good solid read which is beautifully written and totally beguiling. This is an accomplished and skilled novel which continued to surprise me right up until the very end. A stunning five star read and one which puts this author firmly on my ‘must not miss’ list!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley and in particular to Vicky Joss for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: ebook
- Size: 336 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 14 May 2020
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Susan Gee is a crime writer from the North West. She was a finalist in the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and The Daily Mail ‘Write a Best Seller’ Competition. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester University. Love Me To Death is her second novel. Susan lives in Stockport with her husband and two children.