At 15, Izzy Dryland-Weir, who narrates much of Cameron's debut, a tense psychological thriller, suffered a brain injury in an attack she remembers nothing about. Despite this trauma, Izzy becomes a successful painter. In 2011, she met her future husband, Tom Dryland, at the exclusive London gallery that handled her work. Now, four years into their marriage, Tom, who sees himself as Izzy’s caretaker and professes to know her better than she knows herself, insists that they leave London for the more tranquil countryside. She reluctantly agrees to move into a Victorian villa, which is disturbingly near where her attack occurred. This is one of many coincidences Izzy attributes to fate. Tom dismisses her growing sense of foreboding merely as a residual effect of her trauma from more than a decade earlier. As evidence mounts that Izzy’s fears are justified, she realizes that she alone must confront her past. Meanwhile, a sadistic killer closes in on his prey. Cameron slowly revs up the suspense to an exciting crescendo in this intriguing game of cat and mouse. Agent: Jane Gregory, David Higham Assoc. (U.K.). (Oct.)
Correction: This book is the author's debut novel. A previous version of this review incorrectly attributed another book to the author.
Reviewed on : 07/24/2020
Release date: 10/13/2020
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