If this would have been told entirely in mixed media format, I probably would have given it the fifth star. But as is, it was just a really good read.
This is going to be one of those annoying reviews where I tell you to go in knowing as little as possible. Generally, it’s about the fallout when two women born on the same day in the same hospital meet again on their 45th birthday and develop a very unique relationship. Alix is a podcast host famous for interviewing successful women who have overcome adversity. Josie has been married since she was nineteen to a much older man and has a dysfunctional family dynamic. Josie thinks she has an interesting story for a podcast. Things go from there.
As with most Lisa Jewell books, she lightly skirts the edges of the domestic thriller here but never goes all the way (I would stop reading her books if she did, I just can’t with domestic thrillers anymore). We see into the family dynamics of Alix’s home, and Josie’s, but the contrast makes this a story not about domestic life gone wrong, but something else.
I’m not sure how I feel about the ending. It’s still swirling up in my brain. Not sure when I will be sure. But if you like thrillers and Lisa Jewell, I definitely say pick this one up. It’s kind of a ride.