I Want You Gone - Miranda Rijks
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The only obituary you never want to read – is your own. Laura Swallow is dead. A life cut tragically short, says the newspaper obituary. But that’s a lie. Estate agent Laura did not die in a car accident. She is alive and well. At first, Laura thinks it’s a sick joke. But multiple announcements of her death are followed by increasingly sinister real-life events. Already fragile, struggling to recover from a recent divorce, Laura is plunged into a living nightmare. Who can she trust? Her new lover? Her clients and work colleagues? What about her ex-husband and his smug fiancée? Can Laura even rely on her best friends? And why is it that Laura’s present troubles are so tied up with her sister’s sudden death all those years ago?But one thing Laura is sure of – someone out there wants her to suffer. Wants her gone. Forever.
I took a chance on this book as I hadn’t read anything by the author and hadn’t read any reviews of this book. I’m so glad I did, it is a true look over your shoulder psychological thriller. The suspense picks up right from the beginning, and the torment Laura suffers doesn’t let up until the very end. The tormentor could literally be anyone in her life, and she doesn’t know who to turn to. (Although I did figure it out quite early on as there were one too many comments made to make me realise. I think I’ve read too many psychological thrillers now!). She also doesn’t know why this is happening to her as she’s just a normal woman living an ordinary life. There were a few scream at the book in exasperation moments as she was being really dumb, why would you not go to the police when something this awful was happening to you? She was making a lot of assumptions and acting irrational in places, which was understandable, but very frustrating. The end was very abrupt, we get all the answers needed, but it just ends. It would have been nice to have an epilogue or one more chapter seeing how the characters coped with the aftermath and just tying everything up in a neat bow. However, I understand that some authors like to have the abrupt end, such as this one, it just leaves you wanting more. Overall, a really excellent read that kept me gripped right to the end (literally)! I will be seeking out other books by this author!
- I Want You Gone
- Date Started
- 1st April 2019
- Date Finished
- 2nd April 2019
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