Saturday, 31 October 2015
The Girl With No Past - Kathryn Croft
The Girl With No Past is one of those books that draws you in from the start and you just have to keep reading.
Leah lives her life almost like a recluse, she works at her local library, lives in a stark flat, has no real friends and her main possessions are her books. She has chosen this way of life because of something that happened fourteen years ago, something that she carries guilt for every day but just as she decides that maybe it's time to get herself out into the real world it seems that someone knows her secret.
What follows is an articulate story that slowly reveals Leah's secret, told in such a way that every character falls under suspicion at some point and I felt as paranoid as Leah at times.
I really enjoyed Kathryn Croft's writing style. I'm a big fan of books that are told in a dual time-frame and the fact that you don't find out Leah's secret until almost the end of the novel just added to the suspense in my opinion. I was compelled to read on, not only to find out what Leah had done but who could possibly be tormenting her after all this time. The tension and suspense is built up well and unlike some psychological thrillers the ending certainly wasn't disappointing. I would highly recommend The Girl With No Past to anyone who is a fan of this genre.
With kind thanks to publishers Bookouture for the review copy.