Book: Last Seen Alive
Author: Claire Douglas
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Published: Penguin, July 13, 2017
She can run
Libby Hall needs to hide, to escape from everything for a while. Which is why the house swap is a godsend. The chance for Libby and her husband Jamie to exchange their tiny Bath flat for a beautiful haven on the wild Cornish coast.
But she can’t hide
But before they can begin to heal their fragile marriage, Libby makes some disturbing discoveries about the house. And soon the peace and isolation begin to feel threatening. How alone are they? Why does she feel watched?
Because someone knows her secret
What is Jamie hiding? Is Libby being paranoid? And why does the house bring back such terrible memories? Memories Libby’s worked hard to bury. Memories of the night she last saw her best friend alive . . . and what he did.
A story of lies and deceit, LAST SEEN ALIVE started with chilling me. And I mean, not being able to read it before bed because it unnerved me. A couple swapped their small apartment for what appeared to be an isolated mansion and then..tension. I’m not one to be scared easily, I watch and enjoy horror movies for crying out loud, but the idea of being so isolated, the feeling of being watched and the helplessness that comes from not being able to make sense of it all really got to me. Being very tired by the time I went to bed aside, I couldn’t face what Libby did at night. Because it can so easily happen to anyone.