A wife finds herself racing for answers when the decision to rent out her family vacation home takes a deadly turn in this "twisty thriller" perfect for fans of Megan Miranda (Megan Goldin, author of The Escape Room).
Ever have the feeling you’re being watched?
Newlyweds Lina and Cain don’t make it out to their property on gorgeous Lake Tarawera as often as they’d like, so when Cain suggests they rent the house out to vacationers, Lina reluctantly agrees. While the home has been in her family for generations, they could use the extra money. And at first, Lina is amazed at how quickly guests line up, and at how much they’re willing to pay.
But both Lina and Cain have been keeping secrets, secrets that won’t be put off by fresh paint or a new alarm system. And someone has been watching them—their mundane tasks, their intimate moments. When a visit takes a deadly turn, Lina realizes someone out there knows something they shouldn’t…and that welcoming strangers into your home is playing a dangerous game.
After seven years together, Auckland, New Zealand, paramedic Lina Phillips, the narrator of this chilling psychological thriller from Pomare (In the Clearing), and her husband, Cain, a former SAS commando turned fitness coach, have hit a rough patch. Unbeknownst to Cain, Lina is gambling on a plot to save their marriage that could just end up shattering their lives instead. With the couple seriously cash-strapped, Lina reluctantly agrees perhaps because of guilt over the toxic secret she's concealing from Cain to his urging to list their remote Lake Tarawera vacation property, her memory-laden childhood home, on the home-sharing platform WeStay. At first it's easy money. But then she starts getting threatening texts from a stalker who seems able to spy on her in real time during the pair's visits to the house and the terror skyrockets from there. While some of the twists prove less than convincing, this descent into all-too-plausible cyber voyeurism scenarios should keep readers up at night for more reasons than one. Pomare knows how to keep the pages turning.