Publication Date: July 27, 2021
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Domestic Suspense
This is in an insidious and captivating story that gripped me from the first chapter and held on to me all the way through. This story sounds like a typical domestic suspense where we think we know the way the story is going to go but Cameron puts just the right amount of twists in to make this story completely unique. This story follows Cassie as she is starting a new temp job at a law firm because she is in desperate need of money after losing her job as a lawyer at a different law firm for some violent, yet unknown reason. Cassie’s job as a temp involves her and the other temps combing through tons of emails looking for things that can help the law firms case. For some reason, one of the partners, Forest’s, emails have been caught up in the keyword search and Cassie finds herself fixating on his seemingly perfect relationship with his wife, Annabelle. Soon just watching from afar is no longer satisfying to Cassie so she figures out a way to meet Forest and from there the story quickly intensifies.
This is a delicious little suspense story because there are a few different elements that keep you engrossed the whole way through. I was not intending to read this book in one day but as soon as I put it down I couldn’t stop thinking about it and had to get back to it as soon as I could. I really enjoyed the unexpected various twists and turns this story took because some of them were completely unexpected which added so many juicy layers to this story. I found Cassie to be an extremely likable protagonist which is impressive since she thinks and does some very questionable stuff. The ending didn’t disappoint and I thought it was the perfect way to end this book.
I really feel like this book is best served if you go in not knowing too much and just letting it all unfold before you. Unfortunately, this book is marketed as a thriller when it is really a domestic suspense story. This story is more like a slice of life about a stalker with a lot of drama added in. If you go in with that frame of mind then I hope you will enjoy this story as much as I did.