Top positive review
A great thriller
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 June 2020
This is a fantastic thriller which makes you doubt yourself. Ed and Claire are shocked when their daughter, Abbie, brings home her new boyfriend for the first time and announces they are to be married in a matter of weeks. To all appearances, Ryan seems to be the perfect catch. Handsome, clever, ex military, university educated, with a good job. It doesn't take long for him to win over Claire and Abbie's grandmother, Joyce. Ed, however, has a 'bad feeling' about Ryan. Unable to persuade his daughter to have a long engagement, he has a matter of weeks to prove he is right. At points, you are right behind Ed, as Ryan definitely seems too good to be true. Then you start to feel sympathy for Ryan- he has done nothing wrong and is genuinely a nice guy. This tension continues throughout. It's a book which is so hard to put down and when you do step away, it makes you think about what you just read and whose side you fall on. The dynamics of a family are so well observed. A brilliant read.