Tuesday 12 May 2015

Review: Someone Out There by Catherine Hunt

Someone Out There by Catherine Hunt
Publisher: Killer Reads (Harper Collins)
Release date: 21 May 2015
Rating: ****
Back cover blurb: Laura Maxwell appears to have it all – perfect career, perfect husband, perfect life. But how well do you really know the people around you? All it takes is one tiny crack to shatter the whole fa├žade. A series of accidents causes Laura to believe that someone out there is deliberately targeting her, trying to harm her. The fear starts to pervade every part of her life, affecting her work and her marriage. Increasingly, she feels that no one believes her story, and she must face down her attacker alone.

Someone Out There is Catherine Hunt's debut novel. Like so many books these days it first caught my eye via Killer Reads Twitter feed.

Laura Maxwell is the woman who has everything, or so it seems. A loving (and handsome) husband, a brilliant career and wonderful friends. Unfortunately as a top divorce lawyer she has made some pretty strong enemies.

Someone Out There opens with a terrifying car chase scene which wouldn't be out of place in a movie. Quickly we learn that Laura (our main protagonist) is assisting a victim of domestic violence; Anna, in a messy divorce from her husband.

Laura wonders if Anna's ex-husband is responsible for almost running her off the road, but as a lawyer she knows that she cannot go the Police without sufficient evidence. But this is just the first in a series of events that has Laura wondering if her life is at risk.

When she sees a familiar face from her past, she begins to wonder if they are somehow involved instead. As she begins to gather evidence in order to finally liaise with the Police her mind is working overtime and she doesn't know who to trust.

Which given the terrifying twist near the end of the novel, is probably for the best!

Someone Out There is a novel that teaches us to be wary of those we trust around us, as the best of friends can sometimes turn out to our darkest enemies.

Someone Out There is available from 21 May.
You can pre-order it now from Harper Collins and Amazon online.
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Many thanks to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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