After serving two years in prison for providing a false alibi for a murderer—the boyfriend whom she trusted—Charlie Miller moves to a coastal village hoping to start over. When one of her new friends suddenly disappears, Charlie must confront her present danger and past head-on.
The plot moves fairly quickly, although the chapters that take place in the past may throw casual readers for a loop. With plenty of twists and turns, this title is sure to attract lovers of domestic thrillers such as Natalie Barelli’s The Loyal Wife and A.J. Flinn’s The Woman in the Window.
Flashbacks initially make for confusing reading, and at times the tension feels forced, but the story smooths out to a dramatic conclusion. Despite the flaws, readers will look forward to Jakeman’s next.