Release date: February 18, 2020
Publisher: Park Row
She tried to run, but she can’t escape the other Mrs.
Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie.
But it’s not just Morgan’s death that has Sadie on edge. And as the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of what really happened that dark and deadly night. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.
I was a longtime fan of Kubica, her first few books were so good but her last book was not my favorite, so to say I was a little hesitant about this one is an understatement. I am thrilled to say that she’s BACK!! This one was a huge improvement for me over her last and I’m back on the Kubica train.
Since I don’t really wanna discuss the plot at all let me tell you about the fantastic atmosphere that made an already unsettling story even better. The Foust family relocates to Maine where they live in an isolated island where the last ferry leaves every night at eight o’clock. They’re stuck there unless there’s some sort of huge emergency and this added such a strong sense of unease because you just know that’s going to be an issue (and there’s already a a whole host of other issues). Throw in some twists, a few viewpoints that you’re not quite sure make sense at the start and I was hooked! Definitely a solid thriller that held my attention, a few slightly implausible parts but I just rolled with it and let myself be entertained.
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.