Anita Waller’s new stand-alone is a must read for crime thriller readers.
The premise of the story is quickly set, and the author draws you in while packing a punch.
Liz is a character that I found slightly difficult to warm to, she is being as practical as she can in an extreme situation that I would never have wanted to even imagine. But, her secret is affecting her decisions. Which at times made me think she was being selfish, however I do know that she was trying to be protective of those around her.
The author has a knack of bringing us family dynamics at their best and worst, showing human nature from all diverse angles.
Captor is a read that kept me guessing who kidnapped the baby and why?
Although I may not have warmed to Liz totally, I did like how the author portrayed her character and that even though not falling apart at the seams; she was desperate to get her child back.
Domestic bliss does not follow Liz easily, and I found I was turning page after page to find the outcome and willing that the characters, especially the baby had a happy ending, but this is Waller so you will need to read to find out for yourself how her mind worked and who she left us with by the end of the book.
An interesting idea, that was carried out with cleverness and deviousness, which made for a stunningly addictive read.