After the suicide of her estranged mother, Heather returnes home. Not long after her death, Heather discovers some letters written to her mother by a renowned serial killer, a man who killed in ways that are eerily similar to an active serial killer. She’s determined to figure out the connection between the jailed murderer and her mother, and how it all relates to this new killer. The novel is often chilling, a dark story that is incredibly atmospheric and eerie. There is an overwhelming sense of danger throughout, even if you can’t quite puzzle out where that danger is coming from. The sense that Heather is being watched is both sinister and vaguely claustrophobic, even for the reader drawn into the story. And there are so many questions that keep the pages turning. Who is watching Heather? What do they want with her? Why is this happening? The first half of the novel is heavy with anticipation, a slow burn as the story unfolds. And the second half is full of twists and turns as the story deepens before finally concluding in unexpected ways. Heather was an interesting character, one that was often hard to puzzle out. It is clear that she had issues with her mother, issues that she herself didn’t understand. She was a flawed character, to be sure. But when she becomes obsessed with her mother’s past, it’s hard not to be right there with her. A great thriller!
- 14 June, 2021: Started reading
- 19 June, 2021: Finished reading
- 1 July, 2021: Reviewed