This is Lesley Kara’s second novel and I read the first one, ‘The Rumour’, which was brilliant. ‘Who Did You Tell’ is just as good, if not better. A thoroughly enjoyable read with so many twists and turns so I couldn’t put it down.
Astrid is a recovering alcoholic who has returned to her hometown to live with her mother and she knows she is on her last chance with her so is attending AA meetings in this small town. It is the type of place where everyone knows everyone else’s business.
It is clear that Astrid has a dark past which she is not proud of although her memory is sketchy as most of the time she was drunk. It is apparent that she lost a boyfriend at some stage although, initially, the circumstances are vague. Her character is excellently portrayed as she stumbles to keep away from drinking.
However, it appears as if somebody in the town knows her past better than she does and is following her, as she smells the aftershave her former boyfriend used to wear. She starts to find notes, which begin to scare her.
This is a difficult subject handled with excellent skill, leaving the reader in no doubt that the addiction can ruin lives and the lives of those around them.
Thank you to NetGalley, Random House UK, Transworld Publishers, Bantam press and Lesley Kara for my ARC in return for my honest review.
Brilliant read and highly recommended.