I enjoyed the themes and premise of this novel but found it took a while to really come to fruition. Lily is the archetypal unreliable narrator and this is cleverly realised.
The setting was great and reminded me of John Lancaster’s Capital in tone and social commentary but I did find the story a bit confusing and disjointed.
This debut can certainly join the ranks of recent successful psychological thrillers but a little more pace and menace wouldn’t have gone amiss.
An interesting and unsettling debut novel for fans of the masters of suspense; Du Maurier and Hitchcock.