Catherine finds a novel on her bedside table that she doesn't remember buying. She has just downsized to a smaller house with husband Robert after encouraging their adult son Nicholas to move out. The usual ‘any resemblance to persons living or dead’ note at the front has been crossed out and upon reading the book Catherine discovers it's about her and something that happened in her past that she's kept secret from everyone for twenty years, including her husband and son.
The story is told in alternate chapters, from Catherine herself and also retired English teacher Stephen Brigstocke.It's very atmospheric and tense, I've been in a bit of a reading/reviewing slump lately but found Disclaimer to be addictive and unputdownable.Yes, this is yet another novel that has been recommended to fans of Gone Girl, but this one is worth reading.There are plenty of secrets and lies gradually revealed throughout to keep you gripped and if, like me, you're a fan of psychological thrillers then you'll enjoy this author's debut novel.
Thanks to Transworld and Netgalley for my review copy.