Review published on April 13, 2018.
The cover picture of this novel is rather boring and the blurb tells you it is a psychological thriller, which is definitely not one of my favourite genres, so I was very pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be intriguing, addictive and very well written.
The first chapters draw you in immediately, alternating between Billy, the main character, visiting his sister who is ill and the time 13 years before when he was involved in a traumatic family situation. While he is with his sister, Billy bumps into his ex-girlfriend, Aimi, who asks him to help her escape from her abusive husband.
There are many twists and turns, all done with great pacing and clever plotting to keep you involved. The well-drawn characters are very believable even though you are never sure till the end how entangled they are in Aimi’s disappearance. The clever writing means that the clues are there but it is only as the plot unfolds that you realise how important some of the details were.
The only aspect I didn’t like was the switching between past and present tenses, but this is really a very minor and personal irritation in what was a suspenseful, gripping and enjoyable read.
Berwyn Peet 4/3
Anything for Her by G.J. Minett
Zaffre 9781785763885 pbk Mar 2018