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Review: Kate Maruyama – Harrowgate

18100372I’m still undecided what my feelings are towards this book, I can’t really say I loved it, but I didn’t hate it either.

I mainly listened to this book as an audio book rather than reading it, which I think added to the experience, it definitely felt like it had more tension.

The main character, Michael, left his heavily pregnant wife to go on a work trip completely out of contact with home. He was supposed to be back in time for the baby to be born, but when he gets back, the baby has already arrived and Sarah has locked herself away in their flat.

At first, Michael thinks that Sarah is suffering from post-partum depression, but her behaviour becomes more and more erratic, she refuses to let her sister into the apartment, and doesn’t like Michael touching their new baby Tim. And there’s this mysterious lady Greta who has appeared suddenly into their lives and seems way too comfortable.

So when Michael finds out the truth about the situation and it turns out to be far more sinister than he expected, he has major decisions to make. Can he risk losing the love of his life and their baby? It doesn’t seem like he has much choice, but he needs to decide how far he is willing to go to keep them around.

The book was really well written and kept me wanting to listen to more, but the subject matter wasn’t completely my cup of tea, so I couldn’t say I fully enjoyed it.

5/5

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