When they were ten everybody wanted to be Serena’s friend, to find themselves one of the inner circle. But doing so meant proving your worth, and doing that often had consequences it’s not nice to think about – not even thirty-five years later.
Karen Rothwell is randomly reminded of an incident in her childhood which just as suddenly becomes an obsession. It takes her on a journey into a land of secrets and lies; it means finding that gang of girls from Marsh Green Junior School and most importantly of all finding Serena Whinn.
What we say – review by Nikki Mason:
I have to admit that when I first started reading The Unravelling I found it overly confusing but then once I started to get it, I was hooked.
Like Girl on the Train, we are led through the story by a beautifully conceived unreliable narrator – one with big holes in her memory. But Karen’s problems are not alcohol – they are mental health issues. Traumas in her past have made Karen’s life difficult, made her lose close friends and family and sometimes her grip on reality.
But an apple rolling in the drain triggers a sharp memory and has Karen searching for what really happened to her and her friends when she was 10, specifically to angel, Serena Whinn.
Compulsive, dark and utterly fascinating, this book looks at how seemingly innocent games can have consequences bigger than a child can have the scope to imagine, and how they can inform the person you become. A dangerous snake of a book – read and beware.
About the Author: Thorne Moore
Thorne Moore was born in Luton but has lived in in the back of beyond in north Pembrokeshire for 32 years. She has degrees in History and Law, worked in a library and ran a family restaurant as well as a miniature furniture craft business, which is still in Production, but she now concentrates on writing psychological crime mysteries.