Corry delivers strong plot twists, a fast pace, and devious characters, making this a perfect blend of Liv Constantine's The Last Mrs. Parrish and Alafair Burke's The Wife that will keep readers guessing until the end.
Corry shows skill in juggling all the strands and not getting you tangled up in unnecessary detail. Her style is crisp and her central characters are well rounded, although some of the bit players teeter on the edge of caricature at times. This is a novel that will sweep you along, although the final chapters put on the brakes somewhat and steer a little over that finely-drawn line into the implausible. Those moments aside, this is an enjoyable psychological thriller with some smartly executed twists and turns. If you haven’t encountered her before, it’s time to add Jane Corry to the list of authors to look out for.
Slow-building but ultimately gripping ... For those willing to press on through the somewhat deliberate first half, Corry delivers several satisfying plot twists as well as a meditation on the nature of family.