Alison's new stand alone thriller.
I was lucky enough to attend an event at Heffers Cambridge, where Alison's new book was on pre sale!
Having followed Alison through the journey of the Goodhew series I was really excited to see how she would tackle a stand alone.
The story is set in and around Cambridge and we get glimpses from a variety of different angles, how sinister places feel and how quickly you can be out on in the countryside, feeling abandoned, whether by design or choice.
We are taken on a journey through Emily's eyes, she has been estranged from family and friends and making a new chapter of her life.
Not all is as it seems and I loved that i wasn't quite sure what role she was playing - victim, liar, survivor, someone on the edge, or all of the above.
I did it for us has a creepy, single white female theme to it and the relationships between the characters was all slightly off kilter. Making this a psychological thriller of an unreliable nature and you are trying to second guess agendas.
Alison's books have an edge of darkness that are not predictable and this shows her talents in a new light, and I thoroughly enjoy this side of the author's work.
This is an engrossing read that keeps you on your toes and is slightly voyeuristic and uncomfortable.
Whether a new series, or a stand alone is on the horizon I shall be looking forward to what is next.