I am thrilled to share my review with you today for Fragile by Sarah Hilary. Which is out now
Fragile is a modern Gothic psychological thriller with a contemporary twist on the classic novel Rebecca from award-winning and critically acclaimed writer Sarah Hilary
Everything she touches breaks . . .
Nell Ballard is a runaway. A former foster child with a dark secret she is desperately trying to keep, all Nell wants is to find a place she can belong.
So when a job comes up at Starling Villas, home to the enigmatic Robin Wilder, she seizes teh opportunity with both hands.
But her new lodgings may not be the safe haven that she was hoping for. Her employer lives by a set of rigid rules and she soon sees he is hiding secrets of his own.
But is Nell’s arrival at the Villas really the coincidence it seems? After all, she knows more than most how fragile people can be – and how easily they can be to break . . .
Fragile is 13 hours and 3 minutes and narrated by Imogen Church. I totally hang my head in shame while I admit that this is the first book that I have read by this author! So many books but so little time is my problem. That is why I love audio these days. They are the perfect escape not to mention I can kill two birds with one stone. I listened to this while taking my daily walk! another new hobby of mine.
I love the tag line everything she touches breaks….Which is what sold this to me. This is a standalone and not what I expected. It has an atmospheric feeling to it. When we meet Nell who is a runaway. Fragile tells the story of a broken person who wants to find a place she belongs. But not all is what it seems when she lands herself a job at Starling Villas then a twisty emotional story unravels.
You cannot help but feel for Nell has we learn why she ran away from the foster home when she was 8. The story alternates between the past and present telling a heartbreaking story that will pull at your heartstrings.
Fragile is a dark and complex beautiful written story that I found addictive, leaving me wanting more at the end of each chapter. This is my normal read. But I thoroughly enjoyed it even though it is disturbing. I am very excited that I have found a new author to read and I will certainly be reading the authors DI Marnie Rome series very soon!
Thank you to Macmillan UK Audio for giving me the chance to listen to this all thoughts are my own and not biased in anyway.