What to believe
Who to betray
When to run…
Plastic surgeon Dr Maria Martinez has Asperger’s. Convicted of killing a priest, she is alone, in prison and has no memory of the murder.
DNA evidence places Maria at the scene of the crime, yet she claims she’s innocent. Then she starts to remember…
A strange room. Strange people. Being watched.
As Maria gets closer to the truth she is drawn into a web of international intrigue and must fight not only to clear her name but to remain alive.
As addictive as the Bourne novels, with a protagonist as original as The Bridge’s Saga Norén.
The Spider in the Corner of the Room by Nikki Owen is a fast paced, original thriller that will suck you in and keep you enthralled until the very last word!
Nikki Owen has created an array of interesting, convincing characters that never seem one-dimensional, despite them sometimes being intentionally made to look ‘fake’. You really never know who to trust, and this is part of what makes this novel so engaging!
I don’t know a huge deal about Asperger’s Syndrome, but my friend has a family member who has Asperger’s and from chatting to her about it, it seems like this novel is very realistic in the portrayal of Dr Maria Martinez and the way she behaved and thought about certain situations- it certainly seems well researched.
The story is well written and is fast paced and gripping; I raced through this novel in less than 2 days and would have finished it quicker if it wasn’t for work getting in the way! There are lots of twists and turns in this story, and it’s hard to write a lot about it without giving any spoilers so I’ll just say- it keeps you guessing and makes you questions how we know who to trust!
One of the best, most original thrillers I’ve read in ages- highly recommended! This is part 1 of a trilogy, so I really look forward to reading the others when they are released!
The Spider in the Corner of the Room is released on June 4th 2015.
Many thanks to the publisher and author for providing an advance reading copy of this novel in return for an honest review!