If there’s one thing I’ve missed through quarantine, it’s not being able to keep as up to date with exciting new releases as I usually do. However, good fortune struck and I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced copy of the brand new Finders, Keepers by Sabine Durrant and am here to share my thoughts!
Verity Baxter has lived in Trinity Fields all her life. She never did like change. Then Ailsa and Tom Tilson move in next door, renovating, extending – changing everything.
What do these new residents really want? Can Verity trust what she hears through the walls?
And what about the Tilsons? Should they pity their eccentric neighbour and her overgrown garden? Or should they fear her? Either way, like the ivy that creeps through the shared garden fence, their lives are all entwined together now. And the knots can only get tighter.
If you’re in the market for a slow burn thriller, I can’t recommend this book enough! This story is a dark and twisty look at modern life that will really keep you guessing.
Probably my favourite thing about this book were the characters. We see everything that unfolds from Verity’s perspective but each character has a distinctive personality, some of which we only see as the book progresses, which helps to keep things interesting. As it’s only Verity’s point of view that we get to hear, key things are unveiled at just the right times to keep you invested! The pace of this book moved well, giving you just enough to focus on without ruining that slow burn. I went back and forth so many times between two possible reasons as to why Ailsa’s in such trouble at the start of the book and it really got me thinking – I was determined to find out if I was right and I just couldn’t put it down! This way of storytelling really sucks you into the lives of the characters and if you’re looking to lose yourself in another world for a day, this is a brilliant place to start. We start the story after the action has happened and Verity then fills us in on what led to the sticky situation our characters have found themselves in. I really love when books do this as it gets your brain fired up with trying to guess what’s happened before it’s revealed, and let me tell you, I didn’t manage to figure it out. Isn’t that key to a good thriller?
Overall, I’d definitely recommend this book if you’re a fan of Sophie Hannah or Nicci French, for example, or maybe if you’re just after a contemporary thriller that will keep you guessing right up until the last page!
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