Anna, a medical examiner, spent years creating a life away from her abusive husband, a life that felt relatively safe. When she examines the body of a young woman who looks somewhat like herself she finds that her features are not the only similarity. As events begin to pull her back towards her estranged husband, she doesn’t know who to trust but to go it alone may be a death sentence.
This book intrigued me from the start. Anna’s character is complicated and insular while being desperately in need of friends, friends she doesn’t realise she already has. Her strength of character is balanced by the insane desire to do things the right way which unwittingly endangers her every time.
This book will give you a sleepless night which is exactly what a thriller should do. The game between the parties is unbalanced and quite simply terrifying leaving the reader on edge right to the end of the book. I really enjoyed the medical side to the book, and I thought Girard gave just the right amount of detail, any less would have taken the importance of Anna’s job away from the story. Being that the lead character uses her job as both her trade and her comfort zone it worked very well.
I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller with a medical aspect but maybe not to those who are squeamish. I loved it.