4.0/5.0 Enough twists to keep any reader happy.
Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas
I really enjoyed this book very much. At first Libby came over as a jealous, insecure woman and Jamie was a bit of a mouse, I thought I would tire of the story, that was where it lost a point for me but the more I read the more I liked the book. As things started to unravel for Libby you could see why she was the way she was. I got to the point that I didn’t want to put it down. It’s an easy read and I enjoyed the twists and turns along the way. It is a little unbelievable but isn’t that what you want from a book, it’s escapism and that’s what I read for. I haven’t yet read anything else by this author but I will.
The Blurb –
Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive.
Which is why the house swap is such a godsend. Libby and her husband Jamie exchange their flat in Bath for a beautiful, secluded house in Cornwall. It’s a chance to heal their marriage – to stop its secrets tearing them apart.
But this stylish Cornish home isn’t the getaway they’d hoped for. They make odd, even disturbing, discoveries in the house. It’s so isolated-yet Libby doesn’t feel entirely alone. As if she’s being watched.
Is Libby being paranoid? What is her husband hiding? And. As the secrets and lies come tumbling out, is the past about to catch up with them?