How well do you know your girlfriend?
How well do you know your lover?
How well do you know yourself?
Daniel and Victoria are together. They’re trying for a baby. Ruby is in prison, convicted of assault on an abusive partner.
But when Daniel joins a pen pal program for prisoners, he and Ruby make contact. At first the messages are polite, neutral – but soon they find themselves revealing more and more about themselves. Their deepest fears, their darkest desires.
And then, one day, Ruby comes to find Daniel. And now he must decide who to choose – and who to trust.
This Little Dark Place….really is dark….it has a slowly growing sense of tension, the feeling something bad is coming,
I must admit to, initially, getting a little confused as to who was who, but it soon became clear.
Daniel is writing a letter, it tells of his life with Victoria. They have a quiet life, Daniel makes furniture and Victoria wants a baby. But the sadness of miscarriages causes them to drift apart, barely speaking to each other anymore.
Daniel decides to join a penpal scheme, where members of the public correspond with prison inmates, until one day, he gets a reply from Ruby. A strange and slightly bizarre relationship begins.
The chapters are written as letters between Dan and Lucy, where we here only his side to events…..who is Lucy?
I won’t say much more, as I would hate to spoil this wonderfully, dark and genuinely creepy, goosebumpy, psychological thriller.
Thank you to Rachel at Serpents Tail for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour, for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.