All My Darkest Impulses - Lisa Unger

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Official Blurb:

What really happened to the girl who walked into the woods and vanished forever? It’s a never-forgotten mystery that clings like a shadow in a short story about dark memories and inescapable fears.
For disgraced professor Matthew Merle, the inheritance of his grandfather’s crumbling mansion is both a burden and an offer of safe haven. His childhood friend Claire, a psychiatrist, desperately needs a haven of her own after one of her patients unleashes his dark side. At turning points in their lives, it’s inevitable that they should return to the past. And to Merle House. It’s been waiting for them.

My Thoughts:

This is a short read at only 63 pages, but it is part one of a series of four books. I’m always a little sceptical as to why an author has broken up a book into four different books when it is the same story, but I’ve liked this author’s other work, so I thought I’d give it a go.
We are following Mathew, who has lost everything and has to move back to a house from his past. He is hiding something, and his reactions certainly do keep you wondering.
The chapters with Mathew are interspersed with insights into a woman’s life. Claire is a psychologist, and she is researching one of the deadliest serial killers. What promises to be just another hard session turns into her worse nightmare. She has more depths than I was expecting.
This book is fast-paced and keeps the hairs on your arms standing up the whole way through.
It ends on a cliffhanger, meaning you reach for book two as soon as you’ve finished. I’m intrigued to see where this series will take me.

All My Darkest Impulses
by Lisa Unger
Date Started
30th August 2022
Date Finished
30th August 2022