Th Warning by Kathryn Croft

The synopsis was intriguing. The first chapter had me hooked.

Three years after the accident that killed Zoe’s son Ethan and his best friend Josh, her older son Harley and her husband are all that’s left for her. This small family are each doing their best to cope with their own grief after the tragic loss. They have even moved to another city. Then one day, out of the blue, Zoe receives an anonymous text suggesting that her son’s death may not have been an accident. Everyone is telling her to let it go but her instincts won’t allow her to give up searching for an answer.

Told from several points of view, including that of an anonymous character, gives more insight into the story, The main perspective though, is Zoe’s. She soon realizes they all have secrets to hide and lies to tell. Who can she really trust? The story is stirring, making her question everything she believes to be true about the people she knows and the ones she loves-including her dead son. Zoe is a character that earns the readers sympathy, illustrating the lengths a mother would go to find the truth, even with such resistance.

This suspenseful and well-written book made me wish I could read faster. It has twists you simply cannot see coming. It also examines the fragile dynamics of human nature that bind us together. It is thought-provoking and an exceptional psychological thriller. As soon as I made an assumption, there was another surprising turn. The tension was ever present, keeping the reader in gaged and enthralled.

The story wraps up with an astonishing ending. I was shocked and astounded. This is a brilliant work that is both entertaining and compelling. Well developed characters and an interesting plot made this a fantastic read. I would highly recommend this book to any thriller or mystery lover. Croft is definitely an author whose work I intend to read more of.

5/5 stars

I would like to thank to Netgalley and Bookouture for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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