This book was well-written and kept my interest!
I went into reading it thinking that it was going to be more thriller-esque, but it turned out to be more about the main character's healing journey from her PTSD and OCD. Which, in turn, was interesting and rewarding in itself!
My biggest complaint is the length - it was about 100 pages overdrawn, in my opinion. But I would still recommend it!
For me, a good thriller novel combines the elements of suspense and intrigue to a level of intensity that the reader can empathize fully with the characters and what they are experiencing. New to me author Elizabeth Haynes weaves a tale of fear and obsession that leaves deep physical, mental and emotional scars in the life of Catherine Bailey.
The story alternates between two time periods in Catherines life. The first is centered on her relationship with Lee and the escalating abuse at his hands. The second is four years later with Catherine living and coping with a severe obsessive compulsive disorder and living in fear of Lees release from prison.
Initially, I found the switch in time periods a little confusing to understand, but as I read more, I began to understand the parallels in Cathys life. I enjoyed seeing her go from a victim living in constant fear trying to plan her escape to a woman who takes charge of her circumstances to regain her life and power.
Fair warning to the readersome of the events were a little disturbing and difficult to get through, but the outcome made the anxiety easier to bear. I highly recommend this story to readers who enjoy high suspense and intensity featuring characters you can relate to and root for to find a happy ending.
I enjoyed this book immensely, and disagree with some of the other comments stating that it dragged. No story can keep you on the edge of your seat 24/7, but this book comes close. It's a psychological thriller that kept me turning pages into the wee hours. There are two story lines actually, both very interesting. The protagonist suffers from OCD, as well as other things, that were all brought on by the horrors of being with a man, her lover, who has a long list of nightmarish problems of his own. Her life becomes a hell on earth, from which she cannot seem to escape. I won't say much more. I don't want to spoil any part of it for the next reader. I CAN tell you however, it's a very good read that gave me the creeps even though I couldn't put it down. If you like that kind of book, go for it! P.S. The ending will not disappoint!
I would have have given it more stars but I get tired of the four letter word starting with F.It was a good story, a bit hard to fathom, & could feel the pain of the main character. You get right into the story line. I just find it not necessary to use the language the author used.Could do without it in my opinion.
A great read, although somewhat disturbing.