Friday, 23 August 2013

Until you're mine - Samantha Hayes

From the back
"You have something someone else wants.  At any cost"

Crime thriller from a well travelled author who is new to me. Fortunately there's a back list available.

Claudia is married to a naval husband and is stepmother to twin boys. She's also pregnant.
When her husband is due to rejoin his submarine it's decided that a nanny might be a good idea and Zoe joins the household.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the city, someone is murdering pregnant women and trying to remove their babies.

The book lets you into the lives of the household alongside reporting on the police investigation by a husband and wife team. As well as this there's Zoe's story. So really three in one that don't start linking up in a problem solving way until the 100th page or so (from 400).

This has got to be one of the best crime thrillers I've read in a while. From it's slow insidious run up to maybe, maybe not letting you into the secret to the finale that's not a finale towards the end. There are almost two books in one here but that doesn't make it a complicated read.

If you have a relative that likes thriller this is a very safe bet for a Christmas present.

I'm off to buy the others.....

Publisher - Century

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