THE SPLIT By Sharon Bolton

SYNOPSIS

SHE’S GOT NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE.

A year ago, in desperation, Felicity Lloyd signed up for a lengthy research trip to the remote island of South Georgia.

It was her only way to escape.

AND NOW HES COMING FOR HER.

Freddie Lloyd has served time for murder. Out at last, he’s on her trail.

And this time, he won’t stop until he finds her.

BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW FAR YOU RUN, SOME SECRETS WILL ALWAYS CATCH UP WITH YOU…..

MY REVIEW

A story told in four parts. Part one: South Georgia, Felicity Lloyd a glaciologist, is off the coast of Antarctica where she has been sent for two years to study the meltwater plug deep beneath the glaciers that drain slowly and empty filling nearby lakes. But as a ship Snow Queen is due in she seems really nervous, but why? Who is she running from? She has checked the passenger logs of the ship, knowing she has been tracked here, with nowhere to hide.

Part two: Cambridge nine months previous. Something happened to Felicity, she has cuts, bruises and a concussion but is unable to remember what has happened. She begins having therapy with Dr Joe Grant. But it seems the attack isn’t the only repressed/lost memory Felicity has. Strange things are happening, articles moved around at home, angry articles in her journals she can’t remember writing, She has been paranoid that she has a stalker, but the stalker is her ex husband Freddie, is he lurking about? Why would he be stalking her? She is also trying to get a position with her company which means she needs the therapist to give her a clear bill of health. But she leaves Cambridge earlier than she should have.

Part three: Cambridge seven months later. Two homeless women murdered, and a third one missing all of them have a link with Dr Grant. Delilah, his mother, is the detective in charge of the investigation, she finds a connection between Felicity and the three women! But Dr Grant has secrets of his own, accused of getting too close to a couple of homeless, female patients. Ezzy is one of those patients she stabbed him out of jealousy. Another patient has ended up dead, and another older woman is missing. Sean is a man who likes to watch homeless people whilst they sleep, this freaks them out, they find him creepy and are afraid, but police can’t find him!

Part four: South Georgia, Freddie is on that last tourist ship, Felicity is trying to hide on an island where there aren’t many places to hide. The tension at the end is action packed, heart pounding, gripping, intense and they pack one emotional punch.

I found the first quarter just a little bit slow, but once past that part the drama increases as does the tension, and questions. This is a well plotted, and crafted read, leaving the reader trying to guess what is going on. With some good characters. I recommend this to anyone who likes a good psychological thriller.

I give this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I would like to thank #netgalley and #Trapeze for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest, fair and unbiased review.


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