by Sabine Durrant
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Gaby Mortimer is the woman who has it all. But everything changes when she finds a body on the common near her home. She’s shaken and haunted by the image of the lifeless young woman, and frightened that the killer, still at large, could strike again. Before long, the police have a lead. The evidence points to a very clear suspect. One Gaby never saw coming . . . Full of twists and turns, this is a dark and suspenseful psychological thriller that will make you second guess everything. Because you can never be too sure about anything, especially when it comes to murder.
Under Your Skin, my Sabine Durrant delivers a psychological thriller that keeps you guessing with its clever twists. From its London setting to the fear of being wrongly accused Durant slowly drew me in, and I quite enjoyed the ride. Mini-review: Suspenseful and dark that will keep you guessing.
I decided to take Under Your Skin on a date.
First Date: We meet Gaby Mortimer. At first glance, she seems to have it all. A posh home, a successful husband, and a beautiful daughter. She is a successful television anchor for the local morning show and local celebrity. The woman has a live-in maid and nanny for cripes sake. I was a tad jealous. We meet Gabby on a run through the park where she discovers the body of a murdered woman. The tale is told from Gabby’s perspective and at first, her thoughts were busy, scattered, and she seemed fake. I was slightly nervous and had trouble settling into the tale.
Second Date: The police have a suspect. We quickly begin to make assumptions as to who the murderer is. Gaby’s perfect world doesn’t look so perfect, In fact, I being to feel sorry for her. She befriends a reporter and through him, we see the sad facts of Gaby’s life. I have begun to suspect those closest to her. Incidentally, I love the British setting and dialect. Kudos to the publishers for not ripping this book apart and making it more American for the US release. Win! Gaby’s husband is an ass..just sayin’
Third Date: OMG! *Twists, turns, reveals, clues and pointing fingers* I have a list of suspects, and they all look good. I may actually like Gaby, but she needs to take charge and stop letting people walk all over her. The tale has humorous moments, and quirks. The friendship with Jack is helping reveal more clues. I have become accustomed to the writing, and I am completely engrossed in the story. The ending..OH MY!!!
Under Your Skin was an exciting, dark and suspenseful thriller. When I finished reading and closed the book my first thought was, “Sabine Durrant, you clever, clever girl.” Fans of Gillian Flynn, Megan Shepherd, and S.J. Watson will find this tale engaging.
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