Karen Rainey lives a sheltered life on the edge of the city. For the last five years, she has rarely left the home unless it was unavoidable. She has her food and anything else she needs delivered to the front door. She works from home to avoid venturing outside.
But Karen isn’t agoraphobic. She’s terrified of her ex-boyfriend, Zach, who is serving a life sentence in prison for a string of bank robberies after Karen testified against him. With the constant threat that Zach might send someone to find and kill her, Karen keeps a low profile.
To aid her in paying the rent each month, Karen takes in the occasional housemate, opting for students from the local university. Her current housemate, Beth, is a young student who has no idea about Karen’s past.
But when a mysterious package is left of her doorstep, it sends Karen’s world into turmoil.
Has Zack found her?
Isolated and frightened, Karen befriends Beth but refuses to tell her everything about her past.
Trapped inside their home, Karen and Beth soon begin to lose their minds.
But is the threat really outside or is it closer to home?
“What are you afraid of?”
Karen Rainey is scared to leave her small 2 bedroomed flat, she has only left 3 times in the past 5 years….she works from home as a virtual assistant and from time to time takes a flatmate to help with bills and expenses….
She is paranoid about security and has CCTV around the property and 4 deadlocks on the door. One night there’s a knock on the door, the camera shows a man in a hoodie…..so scared she cannot think, she keeps watch until he leaves, but what was that he left behind?
A note in Latin…Omnia mors aequat….. “Death makes all equal.”
Karen’s flatmate, Beth arrives home and helps calm her down……Karen confides some of her past to her friend……but then the man comes back and is watching their home….has her ex found her….or is something darker happening?
I can’t say too much more about the actual story, but needless to say this is intense, scary and thought provoking. Revenge is sweet isn’t it ? It will make you feel better and make all right with the world again won’t it?….
I read this in one sitting due to the fast pace and incredibly immersive writing by Alex Sinclair…….it grabbed me with both hands and just wouldn’t let go until the stark, emotion packed ending…..a stunning read.
Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex Sinclair is a psychological thriller author from a quiet country town outside of Melbourne, Australia.
When he’s not spending time with his wife and daughter, Alex can be found obsessing over his fiction. He loves to write fast-paced, gripping stories with killer twists. Alex is an avid reader of psychological thrillers and has a passion for good storytelling.