Synopsis: When Zoe meets Dan, he’s everything she is looking for in a man – intelligent, charming, supportive.
It’s only after they’re married that she realises that he’s controlling, aggressive, paranoid. And there’s no way out.
Or is there?
Zoe knows she has to escape, but Dan’s found her once before, and she knows he can find her again. But Dan has plans of his own. Plans that don’t necessarily include Zoe.
Be careful who you trust . . .
Kat’s Rating: 4/5
Kat’s Review: It’s taken me longer than usual to reach for this book but it certainly reminded my why I love this author so much! I hadn’t even read the synopsis when I started but a few pages in and I couldn’t have cared less.
Zoe shares a flat with her friend Lizzy and is working as a waitress when she meets Dan. He seems to be everything she had dreamed of however within the space of a few months her life starts to change. It’s clear from the outset that Zoe is in the midst of a very controlling and abusive relationship however what I enjoyed the most was the way the story was told. We see the extent of the abuse early on and I was wishing Zoe the courage to get away from the early stages, I just hadn’t realised just how wrong it could all go.
I was truly into the story when a curveball is thrown and the story switches gears and we see Daniels story beginning to be told. The relentless feeling of desperation seeps off the pages but then sadly a new element is shown. To that point I had enjoyed the book and the pace and had no criticism.
However the last quarter of the book although still enjoyable and something I read very quickly felt a little bit off kilter. The addition of Gabrielle, Zoe’s Step-brother felt a little bit like a last minute addition. With that small niggle aside this was a very different type of book comparing them to James Carol’s series of books. That said, it still was a very engaging book that I read in two days and enjoyed. I would say this is a great book but very different to his usual type of book