by Nicci French
The book was first published in 1999 and has since been made into a film, which I must have seen as the story was very familiar.
This husband and wife team always deliver gripping and chilling stories and this is no exception.
“Killing Me Softly” tells the story of Alice Louden and how she threw her whole life ion its head for the sake of love. But can love truly be blind? As Alice beguines to suspect, then discover, unsettling truths about her new husband, she finds in impossible to turn away from the truth.
But since meeting the hero mountaineer Adam Tallis, Alice has turned her back on her family, her friends and her boyfriend. Even her job seems to have lost its appeal.
The only thing she seems blind to is her new lover’s tendency to sexual violence and the damage it does to her, both physically and mentally.
Throughout the book, Alice tells of the journey from all consuming passion to her fear for her own life.
The story is tense, with lots of pace.