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Don’t let her in!
Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2019
Honestly, I love Natalie Barelli as a writer and adored all her previous novels and this new one is no exception. They are all great psychological thrillers with plenty of twists and switches to make you want to finish them in one sitting. The protagonist is always a woman with dubious motives, deeply flawed, often murderous and desperate, often really funny, and somehow the writing has you rooting for them all the way. Claire is the star of this one and has been harboring deep resentment against a classmate she felt wronged her family. This resentment has fueled her life and suddenly she sees the girl, now a rich, beautiful socialist (every thing Claire wants to be) and suddenly plots her revenge. I read it over two evenings and didn’t guess the big reveal at the end. I really enjoyed it and didn’t want it to end!