Alice is a woman who has it all, good job, relationship...
She leaves everything behind to run off with her new boyfriend, even though she doesn't know anything about him. He soon turns violent and obsessive. This seems the moment for Alice to run away again, but she doesn't.
It's called a novel of obsession, and that's certainly what it was. That part definitely was interesting, but Alice's stupid decisions annoyed me. I've heard the stories so I know things like this actually happen, but I can't see why she stays there. The writing as always was nice to read, this is one of Nicci French's books I liked better.
I once watched the first few minutes of the movie they made from this book, but it was plain horrible! Couldn't stand to watch it.
Note: I read a Dutch translation of this book