A gripping psychological thriller with chilling twists, from a unique new voice.
Keller Baye and Rebecca Brown live on different sides of the Atlantic. Until she falls in love with him, Rebecca knows nothing of Keller. But he’s known about her for a very long time, and now he wants to destroy her.
This is the story of two families. One living under the threat of execution in North Carolina. The other caught up in a dark mystery in the Scottish Highlands. The families’ paths are destined to cross. But why? And can anything save them when that happens?
So it took me a while to get into this thriller of a book – mostly because it takes a while to lay the foundation of the mystery.
Told in dual POVs – Rebecca Brown, an orphan living with her Grandparents in Scotland and Keller Baye, whose father is on the death row for shooting a man during a failed bank raid.
These two POVs are two different stories, and while it took a while, I knew the foundation needed to be laid for these two to intersect with each other.
Rebecca Brown is curious about her parents, who died a long time back and how she and her siblings came to be living with her grandparents; who aren’t exactly the cuddly type.
Keller Baye on the other hand, actually watches his father be executed by lethal injection and is then sent to live with his aunt, who doesn’t care about him but only for the money state gives her to take care of him.
I was on pins and needles trying to understand how and when these two stories will intersect with each other; a definitely plus point in the author’s side. She makes sure that the plot moves along in steady pace; though I could have done without the extra attention given to the background to the characters, but that’s just me who loves her action strong and immediate.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .75
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Jenny Morton Potts was born in a smart, dull suburb of Glasgow where the only regular excitement was burglary. Attended a smart, dull school where the only regular excitement was the strap. Worked in smart, dull sales and marketing jobs until realising she was living someone else’s life.
Escaped to Gascony to make gîtes. Knee deep in cement and pregnant, Jenny was happy. Then autism and a distracted spine surgeon who wanted to talk about The Da Vinci Code, wiped out the order. Returned to wonderful England – and unlikely ever to leave again – Jenny, with assistance from loyal hound, walked and swam her way back to manageable health.
Jenny would like to see the Northern Lights but worries that’s the best bit and should be saved till last. Very happily, and gratefully, partnered for 28 years, she ought to mention, and living with inspirational child in Thaxted, Essex.