Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can't it?
As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it's Jade who is left picking up the pieces.
But Mark soon notices things aren't as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He's met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants...
Mark is in a race against time to protect his family. But what will he find as he goes back to his family home?
I have been back and forth about writing this review, because I just couldn't make my mind up whether I liked the book or not. But then I thought I read it in one day, and couldn't wait to finish it so that must say something.
I really enjoyed the authors style of writing, knowing who the baddie was from the beginning gave a different dimension to other thriller novels. While at times the story was quite predictable , I could not wait to carry on reading. I was even reading it whilst in work (oops), meaning a couple of customers waited slightly longer to be served!
This novel is certainly one of the 'lighter' thrillers I have read, but I will definitely read more of Sheryl Browne's work.
I am hoping my review is making sense (this is why I kept changing my mind about reviewing). Overall I would recommend this book to fans of thrillers.
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for sending me an Arc in return for an honest review.
Have you read this book? What did you think? Have you ever read a novel that you couldn't decide if you liked but at the same time couldn't put down?