Lisa Jewell is the master of dark thrillers. She is not afraid to kill everyone, she’s not afraid to go dark… her books usually come with at least a few trigger warnings (this has one for domestic abuse, pedophelia, and child abuse). I don’t know what it says about me that I dove right in and couldn’t put it down. Alix Summer is a popular podcaster. One night, she’s out celebrating her 45th birthday. She meets Josie Fair, also celebrating her 45th birthday. They laugh about being birthday twins, born on the same day in the same hospital. They meet again, outside Alix’s kids school. Josie has a proposition. She is about to make great changes in her life and wants Alix to document it for her podcast. As the episodes unfold, we learn Josie’s dark secrets. Before we know it, Josie has wormed her way into Alix’s life and home, and there is nothing Alix can do about it. I don’t want to say anything else as it will spoil the book’s many twists, but this is a good one. I got up at 6am to finish reading it and I am not a morning person!
Author: Lisa Jewell