Richard and Judy book club favourite, Cristobel Kent, knows just how to hook you into a nail-biting thriller, and I could not put her newest title down. Set on a remote Greek island, In Deep Water turns what is meant to be a romantic adventure on its head, as shy, insecure Sukie is placed in the greatest danger of her life. Whisked away on a holiday by Jake, a man she has recently started dating, their trip is interrupted by Heather, who has never been able to shake what Jake did to her fifteen years ago. The trio’s lives become more and more entangled until no one is sure who to trust, or who will survive the weekend…
I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a thoughtful, gripping read that will stay with them long after finishing the final chapter.
One wrong step and you're in deep water.
Sukie has had enough of not putting herself out there. She has had enough of her mother thinking so very little of her timid daughter. On a whim, she accepts an offer to go to a Greek island for the weekend with Jake, a man she has barely begun dating. If that isn't putting herself out here, she doesn't know what is.
Heather is at the airport when she sees a young woman with an older man - and immediately she understands that the woman is in danger. Because in fifteen years, Heather hasn't been able to forget what Jake did to her. And the next thing she knows, she's buying a plane ticket and following them.
What should have been a perfectly pleasant weekend away quickly descends into something much darker. As these two women come ever closer to each other - and to Jake - it becomes increasingly unclear who will walk away from the weekend with their life.
Praise for Christobel Kent and her novels:
'A highly superior slice of domestic noir' Mail on Sunday
'Spooky, gripping and affecting' Louise Doughty, author of Apple Tree Yard
'Echoes of Christie and du Maurier' Sunday Times
'Beautifully tense' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go
'Gorgeous evocative writing' Erin Kelly, author of He Said She Said