Jody is devastated when an accident leaves her fiancé, Abe in a coma. Abe's sister, Mags flies in from the States to visit her estranged brother in hospital. This line forms the main part of the book; Mags getting to know her brother through Jody, together with flashbacks to her childhood, explaining why the siblings became estranged.
Jody herself has also had a traumatic childhood which has had a huge impact on her current life and relationships.
Whilst reading, some parts of the plot were to me quite obvious, I am not sure if this was actually meant to be the case as there are quite a few surprises. At times I felt pretty sure I knew what was going to happen - only to be proven wrong.
I did find myself getting rather impatient with the character Jody; she came across as weak and dithering. I also struggled to get into the book - although I enjoyed it, I didn't feel compelled to read it. I am unable to easily pinpoint the reason for this - characters I was unable to identify with, maybe the way the author writes. But conversely when I did actually continue reading, I once again enjoyed it. There's a nice little twist at the end, and I think because the ending wasn't quite as I expected it to be, I was pleasantly surprised.
This was quite a slow burn psychological thriller that snowballed and improved as the pages turned. Well worth sticking with.