There are some books that I would never even consider reading and this was one of them. However a few of my bookish friends had recently written reviews about them so I decided to give this book a go. From the end of the first chapter I was hooked. Here's why;
I know your name's not really Jane Hughes...
Jane Hughes has a loving partner, a job in an animal sanctuary and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She's happier than she's ever been but her life is a lie. Jane Hughes does not really exist.
Five years earlier Jane and her then best friends went on holiday but what should have been the trip of a lifetime rapidly descended into a nightmare that claimed the lives of two of the women.
Jane has tried to put her past behind her but someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won't stop until they've destroyed Jane and everything she loves.
I hadn't actually read the blurb until I started writing this post. Seems crazy to go off of someone else's recommendation without knowing what the book is about fully, but when there is a review like this, it's hard not to want to read the book! The cover on this book is also exceptional. It gives you a hint of the story without too much knowledge and it pulls you into wanting to read.
Overall this book was dark and full of secrets. It's not a book for a lighthearted, you will get pushed and pulled in all sorts of directions and it will make you question everyone. There are some plot twists that I just totally didn't expect but they made the story even more exceptional. This gripping novel will have you on the edge of your seat with every page.
I loved the switching of tenses from present day to five years earlier. However what happened five years earlier you would never believe in a million years. The chemistry between people and the "real life" elements showing the issues between peoples friendships and morals was absolutely mind blowing. You really do begin to make emotional connections with these characters.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to a heartwrenching, gripping thriller like novel because this one won't let you down.