Well what a find this was! I hadn’t heard or seen any reviews about this book, I just spotted it on the shelf and my gut told me that I’d like this one…. and I LOVED it!
This has to be one of the most unusual plots I’ve read this year and given the hundreds of psychological thrillers I’ve read, to stand out from the crowd is a huge achievement.
When Cassie arrives on Alice’s ward, there’s something suspicious about the accident that put her in a coma. Alice is intrigued and, remains close to the family to try and determine the truth.
Someone else is also interested in finding the truth, Cassie’s fellow ward neighbour – Frank. Frank can’t move or talk, but he can listen… and he hears a lot that concerns him.
When Frank gains back the ability to blink, it’s a race against the clock for him to try communicate to others, the danger which Cassie is in. But will he be able to get the message across before it’s too late? Or will Alice discover it before him?
It’s an addictive read with a jumpy, fast paced writing style… meaning I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!
The tale is not only told from Alice’s and Frank’s viewpoint in the present, but also from Cassie’s – the build up to her accident. The blame is cast at an array of characters, and although in my head I was down to two suspects, it wasn’t until the truth was revealed that it all clicked.
There’s also an impressive amount of depth to this plot, Elgar delved into Alice’s life and created a main character that was likeable and strong.
Go try this one fellow bookworms, I think you’ll like it!
Until next time, Chloé x