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Disclaimer by Renée Knight
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Catherine Ravenscroft is a person who seems to have an almost charmed life, when we first meet her in this novel. She is married to husband Robert and both of them have a successful and high status career – Robert in law and Catherine in television documentaries. They have one grown son, Nicholas, who has not quite lived up the expectations they wanted for him; but he has moved out and is living an independent life. So, Catherine in 2013 is a respected and loved woman, who has recently moved house and is looking forward to the future. However, a book seems to have appeared in her new home – left seemingly in a pile by her bed, with the disclaimer, “any resemblance to persons living or dead…” neatly crossed out with red ink.

As Catherine reads the book, she realises that the main character is supposed to be her and that the story revolves around an incident which happened many years ago. Now Catherine is fearful of who knows the secret she has carefully guarded all these years. This thriller weaves an interesting storyline, revolving around Catherine and her family and Stephen Brigstocke; a retired teacher, who is determined to destroy Catherine’s life. It is difficult to review the book without revealing the plot and I have no wish to spoil your enjoyment of a thriller which is certain to be a big success in 2015. Catherine is a capable woman under attack, while Brigstocke is a creepy and insidious opponent. This has a lot of twists and turns, great characters and will keep you turning the pages until the end. A good debut and I look forward to reading more from this author.

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December 18, 2014 – Started Reading
December 18, 2014 – Shelved
December 29, 2014 – Finished Reading

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