Sunday 7 February 2016

Rebound by Aga Lesiewicz

Anna Wright is a thirty-something media executive. She is successful, attractive and adores her pet Labrador, Wispa, and running in the parks around Hampstead Heath. Strange events unfold after she breaks up with James, coinciding with a number of violent attacks on the Heath. 

Anna develops a passionate sexual attraction for a complete stranger. This impacts on her professional life and culminates in a whirlpool of suspicion, anger and desperate behavior to fight for her very existence.

This is a medium-paced thriller - noteworthy because the premise is refreshingly unique, an achievement, considering the creativity demonstrated by authors in this genre. The plot is well constructed, and the friendships, dating relationships and workplace issues ring true with a contemporary feel.

I didn’t connect with the protagonist, and was irritated by her obsession with certain things and laid-back approach to others, depending on whether it suited the purposes of the plot. The prologue is taken from the middle of the novel, and then altered when it happens, which was also a let-down for me.


3 out of 5 stars

You may also enjoy The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins or Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

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