By C. L. Taylor
Published by Avon Books UK 2nd April 2020
What it’s about?
Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before.
Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life.
Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards.
And Alice is being stalked.
None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.
What I think:
This book is very creepy!
There are three different stories all about people who in their own way are desperate and sad.
Alice is divorced and dipping a toe into the world of internet dating where people are not always who they claim to be. She’s so relatable and kind.
Gareth is caring for his mum who has dementia. He’s working as a security guard and struggling to keep his mind on the job after a postcard arrives from his long-dead father.
Ursula has lost everything following the death of her boyfriend and finds herself living with a complete stranger who has some very odd habits and sinister behaviour. She was probably my favourite character as despite her own anxiety and PTSD she is incredibly brave.
Each character is intriguing and empathetic. I was unsuccessfully guessing all the way through and did not anticipate the ways into which they all became entangled at all.
No spoilers from me, but the ending is really good! Lots of quick twists and excitement.
This is a fast paced and exciting thriller with lots of tension. I couldn’t put it down.
I’ve got her previous novel, Sleep, on my TBR pile and having enjoyed Strangers so much it is moving up the list.
Thank you Avon Books UK and Netgalley for the advanced copy in return for an honest review.
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