Sunday, August 25, 2013


Author:  Emma Chapman
Genre:  Psychological Thriller, Standalone
Published:  2013
Personal Rating:  2.5/5 (eh)
Format:  eBook
Yearly Count:  71

From NetGalley:
Marta and Hector have been married for a long time. Through the good and bad; through raising a son and sending him off to life after university. So long, in fact, that Marta finds it difficult to remember her life before Hector. He has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife—as advised by a dog-eared manual given to her by Hector’s aloof mother on their wedding day.

But now, something is changing. Small things seem off. A flash of movement in the corner of her eye, elapsed moments that she can’t recall. Visions of a blonde girl in the darkness that only Marta can see. Perhaps she is starting to remember—or perhaps her mind is playing tricks on her. As Marta’s visions persist and her reality grows more disjointed, it’s unclear if the danger lies in the world around her, or in Marta herself. The girl is growing more real every day, and she wants something.

This book had so much potential.  Even after the slow first half of too many visions or memories, I gave it the benefit of the doubt and continued reading.  Thankfully, it did pick up for a short while, and I actually thought it might redeem itself, but nope.  The ending was not satisfying either.  I'm disappointed.

I have to say that I did like the writing, though.  The mood was set perfectly, as well as the setting.  Like I said . . . great potential, but something went awry.


My thanks go to St. Martin's Press (ARC) and NetGalley for providing me with this eGalley.


  1. Oh, darn! I just read about it on a couple of Mailbox Monday posts and thought it sounded like a winner. Wendy compared it to Room and Before I Go To Sleep. Well, maybe I'll still give it a try. Maybe. :)

    1. Les ~ Yeah, I didn't post the part about Room and Before I Go To Sleep because I didn't want people to get too excited. :(

  2. Oh, too bad. I was just reading about this book.

    1. Nise ~ I'm bummer it didn't work out for me.

  3. I'm in the middle of this now and so far, feeling the same! Enjoying it to a point, but when is something going to happen?! Sounds like I shouldn't expect much, oh well gotta keep reading to find out what's up.

    1. Nicola ~ You've probably finished it by now. I'm curious as to your final thoughts!


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