Customer Review

Reviewed in Australia on 15 February 2022
I picked up this book just because it was 'new' and the cover looked intriguing, plus it was set in Melbourne and all the suburbs and street names were familiar. Little did I know that I was in for a treat!

This was an amazingly written mystery/thriller! I loved the characters, both in the 'past' chapters and 'present' (side note: there were so many dual timeline books I read recently). Each character was written distinctly, and since I was alternating reading the book and listening to the audiobook, I managed to enjoy the superb job that the narrator did at differentiating the voices. Cooper was, of course, an instant favourite to me.

I really liked how the mystery elements were layered. There were a lot of interchangeable unknowns both in the 'past' and 'present', and I was really hooked. Ollie (Olive) had to figure out how the events of the past connected to the present in her journo job, while sorting out her own personal problems with her fiance, Dean. All these added an enjoyable complexity to the story, and before I realised it, I reached the end of the book. Not to mention those heart-wrenching chapters! (if you've read the book, you know which ones I meant).

Oh, and the 'housemate' is not the one you think.

Now I have to go check out what else Sarah Bailey has written!
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