Book review: Every Move You Make

By Deborah Bee
Published by Zaffre

Synopsis: A young woman turns up at a police station. She has been kept prisoner in her own home. Abused and tortured, her every move watched, her every thought controlled. Now she's finally escaped.

That's what she says.

But when the police arrive at the address she's given them, her story doesn't seem to add up. Her husband is missing, but his phone and wallet are still in the house.

She says she's the victim, but what if she's not? What if the stories she's telling aren't her stories at all....

How did this book end up in my hands? I was given a digital review copy by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

Was it a page-turner? Yes, for sure. Between the alternating points of view and the niggling feeling that you never know who you should trust, this makes for a book that is hard to put down!

Did the book meet my expectations? Since joining a university research project on domestic noir, I feel drawn to books like this. I always go in wary though, trying not to set any expectations. I found that books about domestic violence with unreliable narrators can become a little samey after a while. Not in this case, I’m happy to say. I would probably have likely some gaps filled with more detail but, all in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Three words to describe it. Suspenseful. Fast-paced. Engaging.

Do I like the cover? Yes, I love the title font and the colours chosen.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, but I would be definitely interested in doing so.


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