- Publisher: Bookouture
- Published: 26 April 2022
- Paperback: 352 pages
My Review: 🌟🌟🌟
“Welcome to the family,” Nina Winchester says as I shake her elegant, manicured hand. I smile politely, gazing around the marble hallway. Working here is my last chance to start fresh. I can pretend to be whoever I like. But I’ll soon learn that the Winchesters’ secrets are far more dangerous than my own….
Every day I clean the Winchesters’ beautiful house top to bottom. I collect their daughter from school. And I cook a delicious meal for the whole family before heading up to eat alone in my tiny room on the top floor.
I try to ignore how Nina makes a mess just to watch me clean it up. How she tells strange lies about her own daughter. And how her husband, Andrew, seems more broken every day. But as I look into Andrew’s handsome brown eyes, so full of pain, it’s hard not to imagine what it would be like to live Nina’s life. The walk-in closet, the fancy car, the perfect husband.
I only try on one of Nina’s pristine white dresses once. Just to see what it’s like. But she soon finds out…and by the time I realize my attic bedroom door only locks from the outside, it’s far too late.
But I reassure myself: The Winchesters don’t know who I really am.
They don’t know what I’m capable of….
The more I think about this book, the less stars I want to give it. It hooked me, mostly because of the quirky wife, but there were so many holes to the story … and I figured out the climax by page ten. It was still interesting to see how the author got there though.
The two female lead characters were intriguing and likeable, because of their flaws. I can’t say that the main character would be stupid enough to fall for what happened, given her past, but I can’t say too much about it, without giving it away.
I am not sure I’d pick up another Freida McFadden, to be fair. Mostly because I think there are a better psychological thriller authors out there that I’d rather enjoy. And, given this novel is being touted as amazing by so many, I’ll leave this author to them. Despite what the cover says, my jaw didn’t drop with this one. It was just too predictable.
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