Title: Before We Met
Author: Lucie Whitehouse
Genre: Fiction / Domestic Thriller / Psychological Thriller
First published: 2014
Edition: paperback, published in 2014 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Domestic thrillers are not my usual reading fare and this one is classed (apparently) as a marriage thriller. I picked it up on a whim when I had a spa day with my best friend and I fancied something a bit different. I was actually pleasantly surprised how quickly I got caught up in this what-the-hell-is-going-on type of book. I found I would rather sit and read this book than sweat away in a sauna!
I liked Hannah’s character a lot (on a side note I never thought she came a across as a ‘Hannah’, if you know what I mean). Her actions and thoughts were relatable and I really felt myself rooting for her. I found the male characters a little less so, but not problematic. The way the author used flashbacks felt a bit untidy, but I think they really built a good base for the events taking place in the present. This was a good book, without it being amazingly written and in a way I kind of liked that.
The figured out the twist quite early, but I do not think it took away from the fact that I do think Before We Met was a real pageturner.
This is a great book to read when you’re lounging by the pool or on a beach somewhere, especially when you normally enjoy chick lit, but you fancy something a bit darker.
5 out of 7 stars