Some secrets destroy you.
Rob and Anna have only just met Owen and Kim. Now they’ve boarded their handsome old boat to travel to a far off island in the Caribbean.
With only the four of them on board, it should be paradise: lazy afternoons spent snorkelling; long nights enjoying the silence and solitude of the sea.
But why does Owen never sleep? Why is he so secretive about his past? And why does Kim keep a knife zipped into her money-belt? Anna can usually get people to talk… but this time, does she want to ?
Firstly a huge thank you to Becci at Head of zeus for sending me a copy to review .I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely jane at a author event and then I read her debut novel the lie of you which I devoured and loved !!
Therefore I was eager to read her new book.
The cover is striking and so is the descriptive of the setting of the book . Jane has a way of capturing the essence of the characters and the location that makes you transported there .
This is a very tense edgy book ,you can feel it in your body as you turn the pages.You do feel like you are waiting for something to happen as theres such a atmospheric build up .
The relationships between the 4 ‘friends’ ,we shall use that term loosely are like a rollercoaster with highs and lows and they not knowing where the stand with each other . It had a sense of big brother to it at how the dynamics can change in such a short time!
We can tell quite early on that owen has a secret and he makes for addictive but often uncomfortable reading .
I did often find myself getting confused with the narrative and at first the characters were getting mixed u in my head but once I realised the flow of the book I was fine .
I didn’t like kim and I don’t think I would have liked to have lived in quite close proximity to her on a boat!! Jane asked me who my favourite character was and it varied from Anna to Rob.Rob seemed a laid back person someone you could easily get along with and Anna obviously had a kind heart and was a caring person .
Through Janes fantastic writing I had clear images of the characters in my head and did feel I was there on the boat and on the island.
I think shes able to attract a variety of readers with what her books are offering .
This is definitely going to kick start the new year in the bookshops .
A exotic ,adventurous ,thrilling exciting read riddled with secrets an mystery .
Published 7th januray in paperback and available as e book now .