This book! Oh my…the twists and turns and misdirections seriously just blew my mind. I absolutely loved the dual POVs that transitioned between the past and present. The main characters—Sarah and Holly—were flawed while still being relatable and I was instantly invested in both of them.
This book is marketed as a thriller (and it definitely is!) but it is also a story about how some women struggle with the concept of identity and belonging, especially after having children. There were many lines in the book that resonated with me deeply but none more so than when one of the main characters says “I’m learning to define myself. And to find myself.” Yes!
I burned through Bailey’s debut novel WOMAN ON THE EDGE, but I think I loved this one even more. It was a thrill ride from start to finish that kept me guessing, while also giving me a large dose of perspective and insight you don’t always find in this genre. (Side note: I also really enjoyed the fact that it was set in Canada. I love reading stories in familiar settings.)
WATCH OUT FOR HER comes out on April 19 and you definitely want to get a copy.
My thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada for the advance reading copy.