Searching To Belong
The Alibi Girl by C.J. Skuse is a marvellous contemporary psychological thriller suspense that I positively devoured. I was hooked and asking questions from the start.
C.J. Skuse draws the reader in and drip feeds information as we try to put the pieces together to solve the puzzle. I fell for some red herrings along the way and my jaw literally dropped at at least one point.
The Alibi Girl was a cleverly constructed tale and one that I fully participated in as it was told in the first person. I ‘became’ the voice in the story. The novel has two main voices and two distinct time periods – now and eighteen years earlier. Bonds formed in childhood remain intact as characters long to return to a time they last experienced happiness. The past influences current behaviour.
There is a mystery to solve. I found myself swirling in the mists of time, not knowing quite what to expect.Continue reading