I got in contact with the author, Rose Edmunds, and I was given the book in exchange of an honest review.
Amy is at the top of her game as a finance professional despite a traumatic childhood. But the higher she climbs, the greater her fear of falling. Her new boss Ed sniffs out insecurity like a shark smelling blood. He’s trashed dozens of careers on a whim and has Amy lined up as his next victim. When a young colleague is murdered, Amy’s fragile equilibrium is shattered. A client’s fraud may be linked to the killing, but no one seems to care. Caught in a tangle of business and personal connections, and fighting for her sanity, can Amy find the moral courage to uncover the truth?
Amy was a woman that carried herself with posh and professionalism. She was a high-achiever and always seemed to prioritize her work. This attitude of hers was a persona that she created to protect herself. ‘Young Amy’ was her intuition that guided her from the beginning as it helped her with making tough decisions.
The story seemed to get intriguing after the death of her young colleague. Amy’s ex brother in law, Ryan Kelly, was arrested for murder and left her in shock. She had received clues from an associate and something doesn’t add up to the arrest. She began to uncover proof and ‘Young Amy’ prompted her to discover the truth to justify the suicide of Ryan. She was caught up in finding the truth that it had endangered her life. She was being followed, almost being murdered and lost her sanity in the process of justification.
Amy who was always posh in the beginning of the book made her character seemed to be pretentious. Her attitudes and the way she carried herself made the reader to be irritated as she seemed sly. The lack of her back story and the voices made her difficult to figure her identity. As the story progress, the readers were able to understand her ways and the facade she put up. Her traumatic childhood with lack of parenting figure mould her into the person she was.
The book is fast-paced from the start with great flow of events. The writing catches the attention of readers and left them on their toes. It is very well written psychological thriller that left the readers wanting more. There was not a dull moment and the unexpected turn of events was mind-blowing. I am proud to say that I was unable to put it down and completed it in a day time.