Phoebe and her disabled husband, Martyn, move into a new house in a village on the edge of County Durham. They plan to lead a quiet existence, a set up that suits them both.
Then Anna, who lives over the road and is bored of spending her days alone, seeks friendship with Phoebe and events take a dark turn.
Phoebe has secrets and is haunted by her past and Anna’s arrival in her life may prove to be the catalyst for her undoing.
What is Phoebe hiding and why are she and her husband so reclusive?
When Anna gets caught in a storm and is rescued by Phoebe the truth becomes apparent and Anna is thrown into danger.
Is there a difference between madness and evil?
Some friendships can be murder.
I was quite envious of Phoebe’s move to what is a very idyllic setting. The only off putting thing is walkers having the right of way past the end of the property, other than that though set out in the sticks with wonderful areas to walk around, it very much sounded like my dream home. Think Escape to the Country and you will get what I mean.
Sadly though it is apparent right from the start Phoebe has a lot on her plate. Her son lives abroad leaving Phoebe as the main carer for her disabled husband Martyn. Martyn is very much hard work and Phoebe certainly doesn’t have an easy time of it with his mood swings.
Anna is just your average neighbour. She is excited to have new neighbours and that hopefully she will make a new friend and have someone closer to home to talk to. She is someone you would be more than happy to have as a neighbour. Phoebe seems reluctant to start with on striking a friendship up but Anna is persistent with her efforts to become friends.
It’s hard to say to much about the story in fear of giving anything away. Undercurrent is very much a psychological thriller that without a doubt will have you on the edge of your seat. The build up of tension that I felt was unbelievable. It is definitely a page turner. Can not wait to read more by the author.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Undercurrent is out on the 28th of March and available to purchase from Amazon.