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The Imposter by Anna Wharton

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Mantle

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?

My Thoughts

This is a book difficult to make a review without making spoilers, because the wrong word can take away all the mystery of the story, and believe me, there are a few twists that are really worth the read.
This is the story of Chloe, she works at the newspaper by day and at night takes care of her Nana, but Chloe’s life will start to change when her Nana will be accepted in a facility care… 
I really don’t know what to think about Chloe, I didn’t like her character much, but at one point I think I started pitying her and understanding her decisions. Don’t worry, she is not a serial killer, only obsessed with an old case, a young girl that disappeared when she was 4 years old. So, after being terminated at work, she decides to start investigating the case and stays at the family cottage, this way she will be able to ask without being suspicious.
The story is quite complex and with a lot of emotions involved, the struggling of a family that has lost a daughter is heart breaking, how they never leave the hope that she will return home one day.
On the other side, there’s Nana, she has dementia and is starting to forget things, her best memories are from a young girl…
I read this book in one sit, it was easy to enter the story and fall for Chloe’s obsession. I was surprised by the ending but I think it fitted the story, blurred and dark.
Are you ready to discover “The Imposter”?

About The Author

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.


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