No matter how far you run, some secrets will always catch up with you…
The remote Antarctic island of South Georgia is about to send off its last boat of the summer – which signifies safety to resident glaciologist Felicity Lloyd.
Felicity lives in fear – fear that her ex-husband Freddie will find her, even out here. She took a job on this isolated island to hide from him, but now that he’s out of prison, having served a term for murder, she knows he won’t give up until he finds her.
But a doctor delving into the background of Felicity and Freddie’s relationship, back in Cambridge, learns that Felicity has been on the edge for a long time. Heading to South Georgia himself to try and get to her first is the only way he can think of to help her.
I felt the first part of this book was very confusing. Felicity is running from Freddie who I assumed was her abusive ex-husband. He was recently released from jail, and now he has come for her. In the first part of the story Felicity is in South Georgia, an island in the southern Atlantic Ocean, for her job. The chapters alternate between Felicity, Freddie and Bamber. Bamber’s character seemed like a drifter, and didn’t make any sense to me until the second half.
The pace really picked up in Part Two: Nine Months Earlier. That’s when the pieces started to fall in place. Now the chapters alternate between Felicity, her therapist Joe, and a homeless man called Shane. I figured out a few things in the second half early on, but not everything. Having recently finished a book like this one made it easier to figure out. However, the author still threw in a few twists I didn’t see coming, and one very heart wrenching story.
Since I did read two very similar books back to back, I didn’t rate this one as high as I normally would, and that is my fault not the authors. I also could not connect with any of the characters. I needed a little more background on Joe. It felt like his past were issues touched on, but never mentioned again.
Thank you Minotaur Books for sending me an advanced reading copy! Grab yours April 28, 2020!
Book Rating: 3/5
For the grand finale this would pair nicely with a Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon.