‘A page-turning whodunit.’ – Ruth Ware, bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10
She always trusted her husband.
Until he died.
Clara Solberg’s world shatters when her husband and four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed.
But when Maisie starts having nightmares, Clara becomes obsessed that Nick’s death was far more than just an accident.
Who wanted Nick dead? And, more importantly, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out the truth – even if it makes her question whether her entire marriage has been a lie…
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Another five star winner from this author. Fast paced throughout, kept me guessing all the way. One of the best books so far this year.
Wow I really enjoyed this book, I've read most of her books and had high hopes and this didn't disappoint!!! What a great story and I really enjoyed the not knowing whether it was an accident or not, who did it or not. Had you second guessing throughout and the ending was very apt. Felt for Claire as she was in so much grief and I can't imagine been in that situation. A great book in all a must read.
This is the latest dark and disturbing psychological thriller from Mary Kubica. It explores the state of a marriage and asks whether it is really possible to know your partner. The story is narrated through the perspectives of Clara Solberg and her husband, Nick. A shattered Clara has recently given birth to son, Felix, and is looking after him when the police knock on the door. Nick has been killed after he crashed into a tree on his return journey from collecting 4 year old daughter, Maisie, from ballet class. The police have ruled it an accident. An overwhelmed Clara is suffering from shock, grief and finding it hard to come to terms with her new status of widow and single mother of two young children. Her father is struggling to cope with caring for her mother, who is caught in the grips of dementia. Her suspicions arise when Maisie begins to suffer from terrible nightmares where she talks of a bad man and a black car. The police dismiss her concerns of there being more to Nick's death. However, an obsessed Clara cannot let it go as she starts investigating in her search for the truth and whether Nick was murdered. In this twisted story, it soon becomes clear that Nick's life harboured secrets and lies. The novel starts with a slow pace but later shifts dramatically as the story becomes considerably more fast paced. There is plenty of suspense, tension and twists. It is beautifully written and well plotted. I really liked the characters of Clara and Nick, a man of good intentions and coming clean but never quite gets there. An enjoyable and entertaining read. Thanks to Harlequin for an ARC.
A great book and a must read for all. Loved every minute of this fantastic book. I had high hopes for this book as I have loved so many books from this author. It's up there as one of my favourite reads this year.
I have been looking forward to reading this novel for sometime now and have had high hopes for it, so on reading it I am so pleased to be writing positive things rather than saying how disappointed I was. The latest novel by author Mary Kubica is an excellent read and succeeded in keeping me up trying to finish it in an effort to discover the truth. Clara Solberg's perfect life collapses the day her husband, Nick, and her daughter, Maisie are involved in a car crash. Nick is killed but fortunately Maisie survives. The Police are certain that the crash is an accident, caused by Nick speeding and apparently losing control and crashing into a tree. But when Maisie starts to have nightmares and when she mentions that there was another car involved Clara starts to think that maybe her husband was murdered. Clara is troubled and needs answers, she refuses to tell her daughter that Nick is dead and struggles to eat and sleep. Clara discovers that Nick had secrets and there are plenty of unanswered questions. She discovers that they were in a lot of debt and that Nick was gambling. Lots of unanswered questions that throw her suspicions on several people as she tries to uncover the truth behind her husbands death. The story is told in part by Clara, the here and now and Nick's tells his story in the months leading up to his death. This book is full of suspense and is a real page turner. A well written novel that is a real who-dunnit and had me guessing right to the end. I would highly recommend this novel to readers who love suspense. I would like to thank Net Galley and HQ for supplying a cop of this novel in exchange for an honest review.