When Grace accepts Jack’s proposal of marriage, she can scarcely believe that he is willing to share their home with her sister, Millie, who has Downs Syndrome and will need to live with them once she reaches eighteen. However, it isn’t long until the illusion of Jack and marital bliss is shattered for Grace.
This story is narrated by Grace and split into past and present, starting with the present and an idyllic dinner party for friends hosted by Jack and Grace. The perfect evening, which we later learn is filled with cracks as we get to grips with Grace’s back story.
I read this book in one sitting, because it is that compelling and gripping. However, there was something that irked me, it seemed a little too easy for Jack to persuade various professionals in various fields that Grace wasn’t credible. Also the deterrent of being locked in a red room with violent images, just didn’t seem scary enough to induce the sort of fear psychopath, Jack, craves in this day and age of graphic violence, although maybe I’m missing the subliminal triggers of fear and the deeper manipulation of our antagonist, in which case it should be better written into the story.
Despite a couple of my own personal misgivings about the plot I would still recommend this easy and gripping read.
This book is available for pre-order and will be released on February 11th 2016.