What a gripping thriller this is, made all the more enthralling by the juxtaposition of deep secrets and what – on the surface – appears to be an ideal life: young couples living in a small, pretty gated community in London’s Finsbury Park, all good neighbours and (seemingly) good friends, helping each other out, socialising together, doing yoga and the school run.
Alice and Leo move into The Circle, ready to start their lives together, after a short, long-distance, weekend-only relationship.
As you get to meet this small community, there are truths and half truths, and lies and secrets, and plot twists that make you re-evaluate your every judgement.
From the initial impression that life in The Circle is admirably perfect, nay almost too good to be true, we are drawn irrevocably into a growing feeling of unease. As the storyline speeds up, we begin to feel distinctly ill at ease, then frightened, and as for the ending – not going to spoil it for you, never fear. But it is tense and nerve-wracking.
A gripping read.
This is the first book by B.A. Paris that I’ve read, and so now, of course, I am hooked, and have gone to the first of her books, to make up for what I have been. missing all these years.