[Book Review]: The one who got away – Caroline Overington

The One Who Got AwayGOODREADS SYNOPSISPerfect couple; perfect lie. The not-to-be-missed new psychological thriller from Caroline Overington.

We all keep secrets. Some are deadly.

Loren Wynne-Estes appears to have it all: she’s the girl from the wrong side of the tracks who’s landed a handsome husband, a stunning home, a fleet of shiny cars and two beautiful daughters … 
Then one day a fellow parent taps Loren on the shoulder outside the grand school gate, hands her a note … and suddenly everything’s at stake. 
Loren’s Facebook-perfect marriage is spectacularly exposed – revealing an underbelly of lies and betrayal. What is uncovered will scandalise a small town, destroy lives and leave a family divided. But who is to be believed and who is to blame? Will the right person be brought to justice or is there one who got away? 
An unsettling psychological thriller for fans of Girl on a Train and Gone Girl.


Now now that I’ve read this book, I can safely say that the synopsis makes this story sound a lot more intriguing and thriller-like than it actually is.

It is a good book and I quite enjoyed it, but there’s no comparison to Girl on a train and Gone Girl. This book wasn’t much of a thriller at all. Yes someone goes missing and no one knows whose to blame (in that sense it is like the other titles mentioned), but the story around it is not as finger biting, edge of your seat reading thriller like the other two.

The very last chapter tells you who is the culprit and I must say I did have an inkling throughout the novel that this person was to blame, but how they did it is the mystery! I did enjoy the revelation.

This is quite an easy read and can easily be read in one day.

It has quite a lot of detailed sex scenes, more than I expected this kind of book to have and it seems the story revolved more around the affair than the actual missing person.

Have you read this book? I’d love to know what you thought of it!

❤ MeLzY

 

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