Saturday 13 February 2016

Disclaimer - Renée Knight

Imagine if the next thriller you opened was all about you.

When an intriguing novel appears on Catherine’s bedside table, she curls up and begins to read.

But as she turns the pages she is horrified to realize she is a key character, a main player.

This story will reveal her darkest secret. 

A secret she thought no one else knew…

What did I think?

This was such a brilliant book and I raced through it a lot quicker than I expected, mainly due to the fact that it was almost impossible to put down.  I only managed to convince myself to put it down as it was a week night and I had work the next day.  I had seen quite a few reviews comparing Disclaimer to Gone Girl and I have to say that I didn't really enjoy Gone Girl so, for me, Disclaimer was so much better.

It was such a chilling storyline - Catherine reads a book where she recognises herself within its pages when it goes on to describe something that happened to her 20 years ago.  Where did the book come from?   Who wrote it?  What do they know about the events of 20 years ago?  All of these questions will be answered along with many more questions that you find yourself asking along the way.  My mind was going haywire as I tried to guess what could have happened and I have to say that I was a teeny bit right but at the same time so completely wrong.

As Catherine’s husband and son receive their own copies of the book and some damning photographs to go with it, they are so hurt and upset as they jump to conclusions and don’t allow Catherine to explain.  Catherine’s family implodes and the creepy author lurks around every corner, pulling strings like a puppet master that lead to a tragic turn of events.  Then just when I thought all of the secrets had been revealed, we are left with a negative of a photo that wasn’t developed.  That gave me goosebumps!

A chilling, disturbing and twisty thriller that had me hooked from start to finish.  I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it to psychological thriller fans.

I received this book from the publisher, Black Swan, in exchange for an honest review.

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