Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Disclaimer by Renée Knight


Catherine is looking for a book to read, picking up one from around the piles of boxes in her recently moved-into home. She picks up a fiction called A Perfect Stranger and very quickly recognizes herself describing a secret she's been holding for a very long time. Who wrote this book? How did it get in to her home? Catherine has many questions and doesn't want to re-live this part of her life. Then her son receives the book, and eventually her husband. Her secret is exposed to those closest to her.

This book is perfectly balanced, showing us that there are two sides to every story. Catherine and the author of the book written about her narrate. It's a constant pull between the two on which one the reader should be angry at and which they should feel sympathy for. I usually try to shelf my emotions when an author does this knowing that it will all wash out in the end but I couldn't help but feel like they were both up to something. This feeling of the truth being hidden had me constantly turning pages and staying up until way past by bed time!

While at times I felt a bit frustrated by Knight not revealing any clues in the middle of the book, it didn't negatively impact my thoughts of this. The end of this book was everything I could have hoped for. I haven't been this satisfied by a story ending in quite some time (right down to the final outcome of Catherine and her husband's relationship. I was very happy it ended that way!).

We aren't half way through the year yet, but I think this is going to be a top 5 book of 2015 for me.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for letting me be a part of this book tour!

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First Line: "Catherine braces herself, but there is nothing left to come up."


About the Author
Renée Knight worked for the BBC directing arts documentaries and has had TV and film scripts commissioned by the BBC, Channel Four, and Capital Films. In April 2013, she graduated from the Faber Academy "Writing a Novel" course, whose alumni include S. J. Watson. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This kind of book messes with my head, and I love it for that - it's my kind of thriller!

Thanks for being a part of the tour!