Publisher: Self-Published on 2014
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller
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Chloe Benson wakes up kidnapped and bound in an underground tomb with no memory of how she got there.
She escapes through deserted woods with her life, but no one believes her story.
And when she suspects her husband is lying to her, Chloe is forced to retrace her past, following in her own footsteps to find the truth and stay alive.
But who is following Chloe?
Look Behind You. You never know who’s out there.
At A Glance
This book surprised me in a good way.
I went into Look Behind You blind. I didn’t know what it was about, and to my pleasant surprise, it was a psychological thriller, which is not a genre I read a lot. Right from the start I was hooked. Chloe finds herself kidnapped and left to die in an underground room. But when she escapes, that’s when the fun begins. Because no one believes that she was kidnapped. All evidence points to a psychotic break, but Chloe knows the truth…or does she?
Even though I felt like I knew what the truth pretty early, I liked the curve balls thrown at us. Sometimes I wasn’t sure if Chloe really did make up everything in her head. Chloe is the one who follows her trail of breadcrumbs to the true story. I felt bad for her because literally no one believed her. So frustrating and scary. Chloe was so determined though, which made me like her a lot.
The tension was high the whole way through. I felt like Chloe couldn’t trust anyone. She really was on her own. A very clever plot with some creepy characters that will give you the chills. I was captivated the whole time.
Somewhat of a Spoiler ahead! I knew who the killer was from the get go. Other suspects are thrown in to confuse us, which was a good attempt, but I always knew. I didn’t hate the fact that it was obvious because I was still nervous for Chloe, but it would have been more fun if the mystery was harder to crack.
No sex per se, it’s more like kinda forced sex that is just crossing the line to assault. But we get no details, so I didn’t feel too uncomfortable. But I was surprised by the direction the romance went it this one. It was interesting.
A very good psychological thriller through and through. If the outcome was less obvious, it would have been over the top good. But I enjoyed myself every minute. I will be looking out for this author for now on. Highly recommended.
“Your confidence and self-esteem have withered away, but the very person you want to get away from is the one you rely on most. And you don’t know when it happened. Can’t pinpoint an exact day, week, or month, because it’s a gradual, subtle process. It creeps up on you slowly. So slowly that you don’t realize you’re bending, breaking, and becoming a different person. A woman who’s not happy, not living her own life, but the life her husband wants instead.”
“Physical wounds can heal, can’t they? But it takes a long time to recover from having your self-confidence and self-esteem crushed to nothing. I watched him smother the life right out of her”
“It’s why I picked you. You were feisty and independent, but if you scratched just under the surface, you were vulnerable and fragile. It’s so easy to mould someone into what you want. Watch them turn into your perfect woman and know that it’s all just for you. Their energy dies, and they become compliant and eager to please. It’s all just a matter of control and time.”