Take Your Breath Away By Linwood Barclay

Take Your Breath Away By Linwood Barclay


It’s always the husband, isn’t it? 

One weekend, while Andrew Mason was on a fishing trip, his wife, Brie, vanished without a trace. Most people assumed Andy had got away with murder, but the police couldn’t build a strong case against him. For a while, Andy hit rock bottom – he drank too much, was abandoned by his friends, nearly lost his business and became a pariah in the place he had once called home.

Now, six years later, Andy has put his life back together. He’s sold the house he shared with Brie and moved away for a fresh start. When he hears his old house has been bulldozed and a new house built in its place, he’s not bothered. He’s settled with a new partner, Jayne, and life is good.

But Andy’s peaceful world is about to shatter. One day, a woman shows up at his old address, screaming, ‘Where’s my house? What’s happened to my house?’ And then, just as suddenly as she appeared, the woman – who bears a striking resemblance to Brie – is gone. The police are notified and old questions – and dark suspicions – resurface.

Could Brie really be alive after all these years? If so, where has she been? It soon becomes clear that Andy’s future, and the lives of those closest to him, depends on discovering what the hell is going on. The trick will be whether he can stay alive long enough to unearth the answers…

My thoughts:

What a fantastic story, I was on tenterhooks the whole way through. It was an action packed, fast paced thriller that will not disappoint. I loved the how the plot line really got under my skin, I wanted to know if it was Brie who was still alive and if so what happened back then? There were so many questions I had going round my head when reading this book, Linwood does a great job of leaving the reader wanting more after a chapter has finished, I just kept on reading until the early hours of the morning. I tried to guess what would happen but I couldn’t, the twists made it harder to work out. The ending was perfect and I felt bereft that the story had ended.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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