Clara Solberg gives birth to son Felix just four days before her husband is killed.
Authorities said he was speeding when he drove into a tree. He was driving their four year old daughter Maisie home from ballet.
Clara had talked to her husband just minutes before and he said he’d pick up dinner for them on the way home.
Maisie had virtually no injuries from the accident. But she evidently saw something, because she immediately begins to have nightmares and screams when she sees a black car.
Though the police assure Clara that her husband’s death was an accident, Maisie keeps telling Clara that “a bad man” was following them.
So was it a terrible accident or did someone cause the accident?
It is with this in mind that Clara’s obsession with finding out what truly happened that fateful day takes over.
This book is told from the alternating prospective of Clara’s investigation and Nick’s last months on earth.
Who Will Like This Book:
Lovers of suspenseful mysteries, thrillers and women’s fiction
The real strength of this book is the characters. The author does a great job of clearly defining her characters and making each voice unique.
She manages to deftly interweave the excitement and exhaustion of childbirth with the first stages of grief.
Mary Kubica has a way of building suspenseful plots that at first glance seem to be steering the story in one direction, but then veers off into another which keeps you guessing until the very end.
About The Author:
Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of four novels, including THE GOOD GIRL, PRETTY BABY, DON’T YOU CRY and EVERY LAST LIE.
A former high school history teacher, Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American
She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two
children, where she enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the
animals at a local shelter.
*I received this book free for my review.