Thunder from down under……. *****
In my review policy I state that a five star review from me means that “you blew my socks off, surprised me, and I can’t wait for your next book”. Elizabeth Krall’s novel did just that. With superb writing, vivid descriptions, and meaty characters, she pulls the reader into the story and does not let go until the words “the end” appear.
Set in and around Sydney, Australia, this story is about a woman who has lost her husband to a hit-and-run driver and is trying to rebuild a life. As she slowly begins to trust herself to explore new relationships, she finds herself caught up in a mix of violence, sexual exploration, and intrigue. While being stalked on the Internet, and still dealing with the loss of her husband, her world becomes an even bigger nightmare when she is brought face to face with serial rapist..
This novel is layer after layer of human relationships and how we view each other. The twists and turns keep you guessing and Krall’s no-holds-barred approach to writing is refreshing. Her descriptions will unnerve you and yet keep you riveted to the page. Just when you think you have things figured out she takes off in a whole new direction. Her characters come alive and you find yourself swept up with them as the story unfolds.
In Your Sights is book one of a Sydney Triptych, can’t wait for the next one.
Like I said in the beginning this one gets five stars.