High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of dubious background, secretive and alone, currently acting as housesitter. The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed, steel lined, impregnable – and apparently closed from within. Even Blake doesn’t know it’s there. She’s too busy being on the run from life, from a story she thinks she’s escaped. But her remote existence is going to be invaded when people come looking for the house’s owner, missing rogue pharma entrepreneur, Jack Harkness. Suddenly the whole world wants to know where his money has gone. Soon people are going to come knocking on the door, people with motives and secrets of their own, who will be asking Blake the sort of questions she can’t – or won’t – want to answer.
I was slightly disappointed with this book. The story was good and I liked the characters but for me there were a bit too many characters introduced which made the story confusing. There were a lot of theories thrown out and I felt like there was too much going on. It took me a while to even get into it because I wasn’t expecting the story to be told the way it was. I was expecting the story to be about Blake and her life as the house sitter but it was more so about Don. I also wanted to find out more about Blake’s background but what we did find out just wasn’t as interesting as I’d expected. But I still found the story to be quite engrossing once I got into it and I think most people who like thrillers would enjoy it. Not the best book I’ve read but it was good.