When Jessie moves into a flat share at Maver Place, she’s finally found a decent place to live.And when she’s befriended by fellow tenants Lauren and Sofie, she’s got great flatmates to share it with.
You think she’s safe. You think she can trust these people.
When you flat share, how well do you really know the people that you’re living with?
You’ve left your controlling, abusive boyfriend, you’ve looked at flat after flat after flat, desperate for a place to call your own. And finally, finally you find the right place. A room in a decent sized flat, in an ideal location and sharing with people you have an instant connection with. It should be happily ever after, right?
This was a great psychological thriller that has you questioning everything right from the get go. Jessie is starting a new life for herself and is thrilled when she finds a room at Maver Place, even more thrilled when she instantly hits it off with Lauren. Effortlessly cool and confident, she takes Jessie under her wing and the two become fast friends. Completing the trio is vivacious Sofie, while spending most of her time at her boyfriend’s house, she still manages to form a bond with Jessie. The only blip is Marcus, the fourth house mate. Reclusive, quiet and just a little bit odd.
As the story progresses is becomes clear that all the people in Jessie’s life have things to hide. Just what does Marcus do all night? Why doesn’t anyone want to talk about the previous occupant of Jessie’s room? Why do things in Jessie’s room keep moving and disappearing? For most of the book the story is told from Jessie’s perspective, but now and again there are odd moments where we get snippets from the other characters. Sometimes this quick and unexpected change in the story flow was a little jarring and uncomfortable but I did get used to it. It also gives readers a little more insight into what the characters are hiding.
This was a quick read for me, I found myself tearing through it to see how it all played out. I couldn’t trust anyone, even Jessie! And like all good thrillers, the tension built up to a dramatic conclusion. ‘The Wrong Move’ is gripping, unnerving and fast-paced. I couldn’t put it down and it will delight many a reader.
‘The Wrong Move’ is out now in paperback published by Ebury Press. With thanks to the publishers for my reading copy and to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for the blog tour invite!