The Primrose Path
ISBN: 0751561975 Global Overview for this book
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Seventeen years later, Sarah's attempt to build a normal life for herself in London has failed. When she hears of her kidnapper's impending release from prison, fearful of the media storm that is sure to follow, she decides to flee to rural Wales under a new identity, telling nobody where she's gone.
As Sarah settles in to her isolated new home and gets to know the small community she is now part of, it soon becomes creepily apparent that someone is watching her. Meanwhile, back in London, her mother makes a shocking discovery - something she fears will put Sarah's life in danger. She must urgently find her missing daughter before it's too late....
Susans" (which I really didn't like! - see here), thankfully this fell into the former category as I loved it!
From the opening - the rather brutal "Fifty Years Before" - this book had me totally engrossed. The characters are all credible & well written, from the sleazy Idris (I could nearly smell him ugh!) to the rather mysterious Mrs Pepper & they are all hiding something.
The twists in the story make it a tough one to talk about without giving some of the surprises away. I frequently bemoan the fact that being told beforehand that there are twists in a story sometimes spoils it for me as it means I'm on the alert for them - & having read soooo many twisty tales I'm quite adept at spotting them! I did workout three twists but I'm happy to say that while I was on the right lines I wasn't totally correct & how refreshing it was to be kept on my toes & be pleasantly shocked as the book came to its end....
.....which brings me to my only criticism - the ending. Without wanting to give things away all I will say is that I would have preferred the book to have ended at chapter 85. While I can see that final chapter brings things full circle, for me it was a little mawkish & had a sentimentality not in keeping with the rest of the book.
Overall an excellent read & one I'd highly recommend :o)
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