rhia reviews | Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas

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The Hero

Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive.

The Swap

Which is why the house swap is such a godsend. Libby and her husband Jamie exchange their flat in Bath for a beautiful, secluded house in Cornwall. It’s a chance to heal their marriage – to stop its secrets tearing them apart.

The Hideaway

But this stylish Cornish home isn’t the getaway they’d hoped for. They make odd, even disturbing, discoveries in the house. It’s so isolated-yet Libby doesn’t feel entirely alone. As if she’s being watched.

Is Libby being paranoid? What is her husband hiding? And. As the secrets and lies come tumbling out, is the past about to catch up with them?

Release date: July 13, 2017

My Goodreads rating: ★★★★☆

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for providing me an arc in exchange for an honest review.

I adored this. There’s an excellent aura of creepiness across the whole novel. As soon as Libby and Jamie leave their flat in Bath, things get super weird and they only get weirder and creepier as the novel goes on. Libby comes across as totally paranoid, and the reasons why are revealed as the story progresses.

There are some fantastic twists and turns in this novel, revealed in flashbacks and memories. It’s certainly a novel that leaves you guessing, and I don’t think for a second I could have predicted the ending. Definitely a novel worthy of being called a ‘thriller’.

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