Delighted to be sharing my review today of The Imposter by Anna Wharton. Huge thanks to the publishers for my copy, and to Random Things for having me on the tour – here is my review!
About the book:
A girl who went missing. A family who never gave up. A lonely young woman who only wanted to help…Anna Wharton’s fiction debut, The Imposter, is a gripping story of obsession, loneliness and the lies we tell ourselves in order to live with ourselves…Chloe lives a quiet life. Working as a newspaper archivist in the day and taking care of her Nan in the evening, she’s happy simply to read about the lives of others as she files away the news clippings from the safety of her desk. But there’s one story that she can’t stop thinking about. The case of Angie Kyle – a girl, Chloe’s age, who went missing as a child. A girl whose parents never gave up hope. When Chloe’s Nan gets moved into a nursing home, leaving Chloe on the brink of homelessness, she takes a desperate step: answering an ad to be a lodger in the missing girl’s family home. It could be the perfect opportunity to get closer to the story she’s read so much about. But it’s not long until she realizes this couple aren’t all they seem from the outside…But with everyone in the house hiding something, the question is – whose secrets are the most dangerous?
ANNA WHARTON has been a print and broadcast journalist for more than twenty years,
writing for newspapers including The Times, Guardian, Sunday Times Magazine, Grazia
and Red. She was formally an executive editor at The Daily Mail. Anna has ghostwritten
four memoirs including the Sunday Times bestseller Somebody I Used To Know and
Orwell Prize longlisted CUT: One Woman’s Fight Against FGM in Britain Today. The
Imposter is her first novel.
As soon as I heard about this book, I was completely drawn in by the plot – it sounded so unique, compelling, and CREEPY, but in the best way possible, and the reality is, that it is all these things and more – I absolutely loved it. Sometimes thrillers can be a little predictable, but The Imposter by Anna Wharton truly took me by surprise, and had me gripped until the very end – I was completely absorbed in this original story, and the way that the author writes in so engaging, making this book incredibly difficult to put down. I truly can’t recommend this book enough, to anyone who enjoys dark, twisty thrillers, this is not one to be missed. I adored it.
The Imposter is OUT NOW!