on October 4 2018
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Perfect for fans of BA Paris, Sarah Pinborough, JP Delaney and Alice Feeney.
Annie is the dream wife. Supportive, respectful, mild-mannered - everything her husband wants her to be. But underneath, she is so much more.
Annie is a prisoner in her own life. Her finances, her routine and her contact with the outside world are all controlled by him. Only her love for her little boy keeps her sane, and at night she escapes into a dreamworld where she is free.
But Annie is about to do a very bad thing.
And you won't believe how she is going to do it . . .
Happy publication day to Louisa!
Well, what the holy f-…frogs I was going to say frogs! This was a debut book and it blew my mind! Just as you think you know something an author comes along and changes the world as we know it, and in this case the author has blown it up.
Now, this review will be really vague on the plot because you have to read this book, and you have to go in blind. Head has been blown!
Annie and David, the dream couple of the story, have the most beautiful little boy Johnny! But it’s for show, behind closed doors it’s a different story. David is one of the most disgusting, degrading human beings. The hatred I have for that man is astounding. He is controlling of Annie, the things he expects from a “wife”, all encouraged by his mother, were shocking! I kept asking my husband if he agreed with the behaviour. He then jokingly said he expects it from me, well he best be joking! Annie has been isolated by David, no support and she has no family but she has Johnny. The hours she has with that boy are precious, but only once she has done all her chores.
Some parts of this book made for a difficult and uncomfortable read, but dare I say it, it made it that much more riveting because you can not believe what you are reading!
I would love to talk more about the story but I really can’t. What Ms De Lange has done will have you thinking for ages after you have finished the last page, dissecting everything. Her words are powerful and twisty. You really do not see the ending coming…and I LOVED IT!
I will definitely be keeping my eye for more by Louisa for sure, her imagination has no bounds. Everyone once in a while you find little gems of a book like this, where it just excites you to see what is in store for us next. Every page turned I really did not know where we were going or what would happen, and it was that anticipation that drives you through this book. It is a book that starts off as one thing and ends being something completely different! EPIC
*Thank you so much to Tracy Fenton at TBC,
Alainna at Orion Books and the author Louisa de Lange for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*
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