On the way home from a night out, you are pursued by a man
who hassled you at the bar. You attempt
to evade him but when he catches up with you on some steps you push him away
from you. He falls to the bottom and remains motionless. Except he’s not the
man who harassed you, he’s a complete stranger.
What would you do? Tell
the truth or knowing that the consequences are unlikely to be good, get the
hell out of there?
This is the dilemma that Joanna faces. She has scruples but the easy way out has
always been her modus operandi.
McAllister doesn’t choose one option over the other; she
presents both in two alternative narratives.
Conceal: in which Joanna calls
emergency services and goes home, removing herself from the scene in the hope
of just going on with life as if nothing had happened. Reveal: in which she stays and faces the consequences.
The problem for Joanna, but the bonus for the reader, is
that neither option is good for her.
Both narratives are tensely delivered, filled with tiny details that
paint a very realistic but terrifying experience.
A must-read novel for fans of psychological thrillers
Submitted by Lorna
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