It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a story about a woman, a man and a dog and a psychopath chasing them which wasn’t written by Dean Koontz. Nicholas Sparks has written many, many books like The Notebook and A Walk to Remember – but this is his first thriller and I must say it turned out great. He still let the romance bloom and it didn’t take anything away from the story.
Not since “Orange is the new black” and “Sleeping Beauties” have I had a chance to peek inside a women’s prison. Ruth Dugdall writes with great insight coming from her past working as a probation officer in 1996 with offenders guilty of serious crimes, including stalking, rape and murder.
“The woman before me” starts off with Rose Wilks sneaking through the back door into Emma’s house. It’s close to 3AM and she goes to the child’s room and picks up and cuddles the baby, Luke. Then she hears sounds of intercourse coming from Emma’s bedroom. She must be in there with her husband Dominic.