Three little girls. One accident. A lifetime of lies. From the bestselling author of The Dead Ex.
Three little girls set off to school one sunny morning. Within an hour, one of them is dead.
Fifteen years later, Kitty can't speak and has no memory of the accident that's to blame. She lives in an institution, unlikely ever to leave. But that doesn't keep her from being frightened when she encounters an eerily familiar face.
Art teacher Alison looks fine on the surface. But the surface is a lie. She's struggling to make ends meet and to forget the past. When a teaching job at a prison opens up, she takes it, despite her fears. Maybe this is her chance to set things right. Then she starts to receive alarming notes; next, her classroom erupts in violence.
Meanwhile, someone is watching both Kitty and Alison. Someone who never forgot what happened that day. Someone who wants revenge. And only another life will do. . .
Two young women inextricably linked by a catastrophic car crash and secrets one will never forget and the other may never remember drive this engrossing, if ultimately unconvincing, psychological suspense novel from British author Corry (My Husband's Wife). Chapters shift perspective between that of London art teacher Alison Baker and the institutionalized Kitty James, and from the present back to 2001 when everything changed for both of them, trapping the former in a prison of guilt and the latter in a brain-damaged body unable to communicate the thoughts she still experiences clearly. Ironically, it's cash-strapped Alison's dangerous decision to take a part-time job teaching inmates at a men's prison not far from where she grew up that just may offer her a more lasting release than her habitual self-cutting if it doesn't destroy her first. Though readers may suss out the relationship between Alison and Kitty well before Corry makes it explicit, she maintains momentum with several startling late plot twists a number of which, unfortunately, are far-fetched.)
The story kind of starts slow but the best part is the last 150ish pages but you need all the background to understand
Not a bad read
Non sequential. Makes huge jumps in logic and rarely addresses them adequately later.
Loaded with dangerous cliched myths about the lot of only children, adoption and general psychology.
Full of psycho-babble that is potentially dangerous to the highly suggestible mind or simply ignorant one.
Don’t waste your time or money. Very disappointed.