“If you’re reading this, I’m dead.”
Rejected by her family and plagued by insomnia, Rose Shaw is on the brink. But one dark evening she collides with a man running through the streets, who quickly vanishes. The only sign he ever existed – a journal dropped at Rose’s feet.
She begins to obsessively dedicate her sleepless nights to discovering what happened to Finn Matthews, the mysterious author of the journal. Why was he convinced someone wanted to kill him? And why, in the midst of a string of murders, won’t the police investigate his disappearance?
Rose is determined to uncover the truth. But she has no idea what the truth will cost her…
Rose is an insomniac, but nobody seems to realise just how badly this is affecting her daily life. She has two daughters, Lily and Violet and a husband, Christian. Her brother, Jay had killed himself some time ago and she is estranged from her father and is a bit of a mess.
Lily is the only one that shows some sympathy for her mother, Violet just tuts and is embarrassed by her….until a terrible accident which results in the death of Lily…
Christian and Lily seem to turn against her and hold her responsible……
Feeling so alone and lost, one night she bumps into a man in the dark….he drops a journal. Rose reads it and is stunned that the writer, Finn, was scared for his life after being stalked by a man.
She takes this to the police, but feels fobbed off……but will not let it go.
What follows is a tension packed hunt for the truth….just who is the stalker? Is Finn alive? And just why do the police not seem to care?
At times this is a tough read, the violence and homophobia are horrific, and what Rose has to endure is at times heartbreaking and in one case, intensely claustrophobic!!! I was so angry as to why no one would show her any sympathy or believe any thing she said…..and as for Christian…the less said the better…
Incredible, emotive and moody writing by Jack Jordan, if you like a dark, nail biting thriller, then you love this….
I would like to thank the Pigeonhole and the author for the opportunity to read this book for free and this is my honest and unbiased review