We’ve all read a book or seen a movie about someone appearing in someone’s life intent on destroying it. What I loved about the premise of this book is that this person is a long-lost child, one our protagonist, David, never knew about before she shows up.
David is a college professor trying to move up the ranks all while dealing with his aging mother, wife Caroline’s return to work, and two kids. Things are finally falling back in place with him until Zoe shows up. Being the father that he is, he welcomes Zoe into their lives and home, hoping she fits right in. But what are her motivations? Who is hiding what?
The beginning of this book had a great pace, and the fact that the story alternated characters telling it between David and Caroline made it move quickly. The ending sizzled. I just felt the middle got a little bogged down. And even when it finished, I was left with several unanswered questions.
I was surprised to discover that even when I thought I knew how things ended, the authors threw me another twist. This is a dark tale, perfect for those who want to know more about the characters of a thriller. With each chapter, we unravel more and more about what makes them tick and how easy it is to make them crumble.
My thanks to the publisher for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Karen Perry is the pen name of Dublin-based authors Paul Perry and Karen Gillece. Together they wrote Girl Unkown.
Paul Perry is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books. A recipient of the Hennessy Award for New Irish Writing, he teaches creative writing at University College, Dublin.
Karen Gillece is the author of several critically acclaimed novels. In 2009 she won the European Union Prize for Literature (Ireland).
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