I read this book in one day (small hours of the morning still count as the night before). It was intriguing, interesting, scary and in places, sad … all in the same package.
Georgia is a court artist and feels she can read people. Her drawings subtly affect the public’s perception of those in the dock. It’s not much, but it’s all she can do to help justice take its course. When she’s offered a commission to paint someone from a past case, she starts to be haunted by the people in the case. Georgia herself has secrets and nothing is quite what it seems.
I was really intrigued by the explanation for Georgia’s visions (arrgh, trying not to give spoilers is so hard). The psychological thriller element was excellent and I really didn’t see the twist coming. The family drama element was more interesting to me and the two threads complemented each other beautifully. I also liked that the setting was Brighton. I don’t know the area very well, but the descriptions were vivid and I felt like I was there.
I’ll definitely look out for more from Kate Helm. I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley.