That was the day I met Gus, the day I grew a family as if from magic beans, the day she died. That's the point, see? It was the very same day...
Constable has learned the hard way to always keep herself safe. But
meeting Gus King changes everything. Before she knows it, Jessie is
sleeping at Gus's house, babysitting his kids, becoming a part of his
family. And yet, she can't ignore the unsettling questions. Who does she
keep seeing from the corner of her eye? Why are strange men threatening
her? Most importantly, what really happened to Gus's wife?
a brilliant, foreboding mystery where nothing is as it seems, master
storyteller Catriona McPherson weaves an ominous tale that will keep you
guessing until the very end.
second stand-alone is a tour de force, a creepy psychological thriller
that will leave you breathless."--Kikus Reviews (starred review)
the lights on and batten down the hatches, for McPherson's
psychologically terrifying stand-alone demands to be read all
deliciously disturbing tale of deception and self-deception...McPherson
is a persuasive and immersive writer at the crest of her powers."
--ALEX MARWOOD, EDGAR AWARD-WINNNIG AUTHOR OF WICKED GIRLS
I have to agree with these reviews! This book is delicious, creepy, terrifying and disturbing! Jessie is a wonderful protagonist and narrator. She has a fear of feathers that plays into the tale with grand creepiness! Gus is a real perplexing character. Never quite sure exactly what's going on with him and he keeps Jessie so off balance with his mixed messages. But he's such a wonderful dad!
Not a Dandy Gilver story by any means. This book is one that gets better days after you read it and keep thinking about it. Well done!