Oh my gosh! What an amazing debut book!
Emily, a struggling actress, has been offered the chance of a lifetime - leave her messy London life, move to a beautiful estate in France and help her boss's wife, Nina, take care of their daughter. It seems like the perfect opportunity to start again.
But once there, Emily soon starts to suspect that her employers aren't telling her the whole truth. The house is located in such an isolated place that she begins to suspect that there are even dangerous secrets hidden beneath the glamorous facade.
I loved the way the plot slowly develops into one filled with suspense as it progresses. The plot is narrated through the alternating perspectives of Emily and her boss Scott, with occasional flashbacks of Nina.
All the main characters are well developed in the book and the description of the estate and its surroundings are so good that I could imagine myself being present there. I really felt it was courageous and stupid of Emily to stay in that house without any contact with the outside world, If it was me, I would have definitely run back home on the next day itself irrespective of the pay.
It was such an intriguing read. I kept trying to guess why Nina and her daughter would be living in such as secluded place but I just couldn't figure it out. I was as shocked and stunned as Emily!
Overall, a dark psychological thriller which will keep you hooked on right from the start to the end!! I'm really looking forward to read more books by this author.