Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa’s daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven’t been so close. Hester has plans to change all that. It’s obvious to her that despite Melissa’s outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester’s help. But taking help from Hester might not be such a good idea for a woman with as many secrets as Melissa…

This is a dark contemporary psychological thriller, there’s no doubt about that. At times the antics of Heather and Melissa are so outrageous it takes your breath away and at others they make you smile wryly. But no matter how weird the characters are, or the plot becomes, this book works on many levels. Cass Green’s writing is superb, but am I the only one who thinks this book is reminiscent of the monologues in Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads? Or am I showing my age?

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