The story begins when main character Helen goes to an antenatal class🤰🏽While waiting for her husband, brother and sister-in-law who is also pregnant, in barges Rachel. She’s loud, speaks her mind and doesn’t care who sees and who’s listening. Rachel latches onto Helen and seems to keep ‘bumping’ into her at random (Pun very much intended 😉) It seems like Rachel wants nothing more than to be Helen’s friend and to get to know every little thing about her, her family and friends…
Do you have friends or are you that crazy friend? I’m the quiet one but always attracted the loud ones since I was young. I don’t mind, but it can be draining at times.. typical introvert right? 😂 I’m always the one sitting and watching the other loud people. Amazed at how they don’t seem to care what others think. This is what this book reminded me of.
She is speaking too loudly. The room is silent, and people are staring to openly stare. The girl looks over at the other mothers, registers their disapproving glances, the raises her eyebrows at means giggles.
This is a slow burn thriller that is very much character driven, but the pace really picks up halfway through. Told from 3 different POVs and from all the women in the story.
The story is so intricately woven and comes together seamlessly at the end. You can see that Faulkner carefully thought out each and every detail.
At times I felt really bad for Helen, she’s stuck at home because of a high risk pregnancy, none of her friends have time for her anymore, her husband is always busy and now this whirlwind of a person can’t seem to leave her alone. This sounds like a nightmare.
But of course everyone in the story has their own history and secrets and I loved every moment of learning about each character and it all ties together. This is everything you want in a thriller.
I’m always so amazed at writers and how they can write these extremely well thought out and detailed plots 🤯 and this story is an excellent example of that!
Disclaimer: I was sent this free copy for review by Jonathan Ball Publishers. This does not influence my review or rating in any way. All views and opinions expressed are my own.