Wow, Just Wow!
The Family by Louise Jensen is a gripping, compulsive and absolutely brilliant psychological thriller. It had me consumed and questioning from the start.
The beginning of the book is from the end of the story. It drew me in as I wanted to know what had led up to this point.
The novel is told from alternating points of view. The reader becomes intimately acquainted with the characters – or so I thought – my line of reasoning proved to be incorrect!
Everyone has secrets, secrets that they want or need to protect. Sooner or later secrets will come out, some with disastrous consequences.
We all want to belong. We may feel isolated. “In a world where everyone was thinner, happier and more popular than I was.” We want a family who will love and care for us. Just how far would you go to protect your family?
Grief consumes. You carry on but it never goes away. “You don’t get over it, you just get on with it.”
Life deals us blows. We pick up scars along the way. “There are scars we carry… Scars that can’t be seen but it doesn’t make them any less painful.” Some scars colour our thinking and the unthinkable occurs.
Louise Jensen has written her best novel yet (and all her novels are fabulous). As minds are manipulated in the novel so I fell for the red herrings along the way. I thought I knew what had happened and who the perpetrator was – how wrong was I? Do you dare to pick up The Family today and weave your way along its pathways? Be sure to read with the light on. Grab The Family today and buckle up for a bumpy ride.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.