Top critical review
Don't read before going to bed
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2017
There are definitely enough creeped-me-out moments in this book to make it a poor choice for bedtime reading. The story is about Sophie, a married mother of a four-year-old daughter returning to work at a new job at a publishing house after taking time out of the workforce to raise her daughter. Jackdaw publishing is her dream job, she just hopes no one will know her connection to the granddaughter of the publisher. The reader knows something bad happened between Sophie and Jasmine when they went to the university together, but it takes a while until we find out what that is.
Meanwhile, Sophie’s dream job quickly becomes a thing of nightmares. First, there is the mysterious disappearance of the woman Sophie is replacing. At home, her husband says his Twitter account was hacked and he never sent a tweet that seems to support an abusive husband. Whether he’s telling the truth or not, his career as a freelance writer is currently shuddered, so Sophie needs her job more than ever.
Other mysterious emails are sent. One employee is fired and another is beaten up. All of this can be explained away, but Sophie thinks the series of scary events are to blame on one woman. For a while, you’re with Sophie, then you think, as the cops do, that she’s a little crazy.
This is a fun enough read, but I didn’t love it.