Psychologist Natalie Marsh is a pro at keeping secrets. She not only guards her clients’ confidences but also expertly hides her own pain after being disinherited by her dying mother. As fresh personal challenges begin heaping on top of professional ones, Natalie’s best friend, Camille, confides that she thinks someone is stalking her. Natalie suspects that stress, not a stalker, is shadowing Camille—but Camille’s fear only continues to grow when the widow of a local businessman starts whispering that her husband was murdered and a new client of Natalie’s seems to be concealing something much more frightening than her inability to stand up for herself. Soon a shattering crime proves the danger is real. But when everyone has something at stake, is there anyone Natalie can trust? Or will she fall victim to a killer who will do anything to keep secrets hidden?
My Review: 5 Stars
Creeeeepy! This book is one of those that you don't want to read late at night when you're home alone because you will totally scare yourself silly. I love a book that's full of suspense and keeps me on my toes, trying to guess the motives and who the suspects really are.
There are quite a few characters in this book and it took me a little while to figure out who was who and their relationships to each other, but once I did (well, even before that), I was completely hooked. I couldn't read the book fast enough to find out how it would all end.
There are some great characters here and the book moves back and forth between a few different points of view, which really enhances the story, as we get to watch the story unfold from more than one perspective. This is a great device in this suspenseful mysteries because I seriously couldn't unravel things on my own, but found myself desperately trying to piece things together a snippet at a time, as the plot progressed. I loved seeing things through the eyes of so many and loved the way they were all bound together in some way. I still kind of have the chills.
Content: some violence (nothing too graphic).
*I received a copy from the publisher. I voluntarily reviewed this book and all opinions are my own.*
About the Author:
STEPHANIE BLACK has loved books since she was old enough to grab the pages, and has enjoyed creating make-believe adventures since she and her sisters were inventing long Barbie games filled with intrigue and danger or running around pretending to be detectives. She is a three-time Whitney Award winner for Best Mystery/Suspense, most recently for Cold as Ice (2010). Stephanie was born in Utah and has lived in various places, including Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, and Limerick, Ireland. She currently lives in northern California and enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and their five children. She is a fan of chocolate, cheesecake, and her husband’s homemade bread.
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