Sunday, March 7, 2021

My Thoughts on: Possession by Katie Lowe

Possession by Katie Lowe

Publication Date: February 9, 2021 by St. Martin’s Press

Genre: Adult Thriller

Source: eARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 

Ten years ago, Hannah’s husband was brutally murdered in their home, and she (conveniently) doesn’t remember a thing about that night. But the police charged someone else—a stranger—and put him away for life. And Hannah packed up her six-year-old daughter and left London behind.

But now her hard-won countryside peace is threatened. Conviction, a viral true crime podcast known for getting cases reopened and old verdicts overturned, has turned its attention to Hannah’s husband’s murder for its new season. They say police framed the man who was found guilty, and that Hannah has more suspicious secrets than just her memory loss: a history of volatility; citations at the clinic where she worked as a psychiatrist; dependencies on alcohol and pills; and a familicidal grandmother, locked away in a Gothic insane asylum until her death. As Hannah loses the trust of everyone she loves, the only person she feels she can confide in is a former colleague, Darcy, who’s come back into her life—but who may have motives of her own. But Hannah can’t tell even Darcy her deepest secret: that she’s still tormented by the memory of her husband and the crater he carved through her life.

I’ve been reading a ton of mystery/thrillers lately, and Possession was one of the better ones that I’ve read. I really enjoyed this book. The story was crazy! This was a solid thriller.

This story is told in past and present timelines and is told from the main character, Hannah’s perspective. Hannah is an unreliable narrator. She is definitely a flawed character and that made it more interesting to read from her point of view. This story also featured excerpts from a true crime podcast that focused on Hannah’s husband’s murder. I love when books feature podcasts. It just adds something extra to the story.

Possession had such an intriguing plot and I had a lot of questions while reading this book. Who killed Hannah’s husband? Is Hannah really the killer? Will the podcast reveal what really happened?? The story totally held my interest and kept me on the edge of my seat, especially at the end. I love a mystery that I can’t figure out, and I never guessed the ending.

This is the first book by Katie Lowe that I’ve read and I really loved her writing. I can’t wait to read her other books. I definitely recommend reading Possession, especially if you’re looking for a well-written psychological thriller.


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