Release date: October 13, 2020
LONDON: On a fine avenue of grand houses, big cars and electronic gates, lies a neglected urban wasteland
It is nearly midnight, and very cold. Yet in this dark place of long grass and tall trees where cats hunt and foxes shriek, a girl is waiting…
When Saffyre Maddox was ten something terrible happened and she’s carried the pain of it around with her ever since. The man who she thought was going to heal her didn’t, and now she hides from him, invisible in the shadows, learning his secrets; secrets she could use to blow his safe, cosy world apart.
Owen Pick is invisible too. He’s thirty-three years old and he’s never had a girlfriend, he’s never even had a friend. Nobody sees him. Nobody cares about him.
But when Saffyre Maddox disappears from opposite his house on Valentine’s night, suddenly the whole world is looking at him. Accusing him. Holding him responsible.
Because he’s just the type, isn’t he? A bit creepy?
There are a handful of authors that when I get one of their new books in my hands I’ll drop everything to read it and that’s exactly what happened here. I was in the mood for a fast paced and dark thriller and I got this at exactly the right moment for me. It was everything I was in the mood for and then some, I swear LJ gets under my skin like no other author and I urge you to preorder this one, it’ll be a perfect fall read.
Lately when I pick up a thriller I need a few things to keep me engaged. First, rapid chapters that propel me to keep reading, multiple perspectives always keep me intrigued, I need something dark and new plot wise and finally I need a solid mystery that I haven’t seen done already 567 times. I’m happy to report that this delivered for me on all levels, I seriously couldn’t ask for more! Highly recommended by me and if you haven’t read any LJ books you should she’s fantastic!
Overall rating: 5/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.