‘Through The Wall’ is the latest book by Caroline Corcoran.
Lexie loves her home. She feels safe and secure in it – and loved, thanks to her boyfriend Tom. But recently, something’s not been quite right. A book out of place. A wardrobe door left open. A set of keys going missing… Tom thinks Lexie’s going mad – but then, he’s away more often than he’s at home nowadays, so he wouldn’t understand. Because Lexie isn’t losing it. She knows there’s someone out there watching her. And, deep down, she knows there’s nothing she can do to make them stop…
Avon Books have produced some fantastic thrillers this year and I have to say ‘Through The Wall’ is a brilliant book.
The story is seen through the narratives of neighbours Harriet and Lexie and the issues that they are going through. Lexie is desperate to have a baby with her partner Tom but is having difficulty which is putting severe pressure on their relationship and her mental health. Unknown to her, her socialite neighbour is obsessed with her and is determined to break her relationship up.
Harriet is convinced that Lexie is leading the life that she deserves and is set on destroying her life. There are flashbacks in the story informing the reader that she has had some issues in her life that has really impacted her both emotionally and mentally.
I really really enjoyed this book, so much so that it kept me up later at night. The chapters are short and snappy and this made for really engaging reading. The chapters alternate between the two women and this really does make for gripping reading as Harriet is determined to destroy Lexie’s life whilst Lexie is doubting her self and her own mental health.
A genuinely gripping story from the start to finish, ‘Through The Wall’ is a cleverly written story that really pulls the reader in. Touching on mental health, relationships and infertility, is book is one of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read this year and will most certainly be looking into more books by the author!
You can buy ‘Through The Wall’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.