Another stunning story from the wonderful Ms Koomson. If you have not read anything by this British writer, then get started. Libby is a smart, lovely woman, nuts about her just as perfect husband Jack. She knows Jack was married previously to the beautiful and mysterious Eve, who died accidentally and who Libby feels is an ever present shadow in her marriage to Jack. However it is not until Libby and Jack are involved in a car accident, during which Libby is seriously injured that she begins to seriously question the unspoken presence of Eve in their marriage. And whether Jack is over his first wife, or even if he was complicit in some way in her death.
Told in the present, and in flash backs, Libby, while recovering at home from her accident, gradually discovers the truth about Eve, her life, and how she came to die. I so can't give anything away as to the story line because then all the surprises and suspense will be gone! So trust me on this, it is a great story, plenty of suspense, twists and surprises. Libby and Jack are both great characters, and who knows where the guilt lies or how much Libby's mind is playing tricks on her. But Eve is the outstanding character, and clearly the author is deeply attached to the person she has created. This is a page turning and riveting read, and you may well be hooked on this writer for quite some time.