Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
::..Reviewed for Red's Midnight Readers..::
I was kindly provided with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I have given this book 4 stars.
This is the first time that I have read anything by Claire Douglas and it won't be the last either. We were promised a book of mystery and suspense and Claire delivered so much more!
It started out with a couple of newly weds looking to rekindle the passion in their marriage after a series of set backs and it ended up blowing my mind, as it took twists and turns that I didn't see coming, with a twist at the very end that has left me reeling. Not exactly sure I feel about that!!
I was absolutely enthralled throughout the book as the author skillfully created a compelling story, weaving a twisted tale of paranoia and suspense that is sure to keep you on your toes. Honestly this book had me on edge as Libby's paranoia slowly got the better of her, it started rubbing off on me.
My only issue was that I was a left a little confused when the POV changed from Libby to Beth but it was just so unexpected and my brain needed a little to sort through that, on top of everything else.
This is a very twisty, turny kind of book that will leave your mind feeling bettered by the end. The author is certainly very talented, if you haven't one clicked this yet, you should.
Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive.
Which is why the house swap is such a godsend. Libby and her husband Jamie exchange their flat in Bath for a beautiful, secluded house in Cornwall. It's a chance to heal their marriage - to stop its secrets tearing them apart.
But this stylish Cornish home isn't the getaway they'd hoped for. They make odd, even disturbing, discoveries in the house. It's so isolated-yet Libby doesn't feel entirely alone. As if she's being watched.
Is Libby being paranoid? What is her husband hiding? And. As the secrets and lies come tumbling out, is the past about to catch up with them?
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