A psychological thriller which’ll have you questioning your neighbours’ every move… meet Through the Wall by Caroline Corcoran.
Lexie’s got the perfect life. And someone else wants it…
Lexie loves her home. She feels safe and secure in it – and loved, thanks to her boyfriend Tom. But recently, something’s not been quite right. A book out of place. A wardrobe door left open. A set of keys going missing.
Tom thinks Lexie’s going mad – but then, he’s away more often than he’s at home nowadays, so he wouldn’t understand.
Lexie isn’t losing it. She knows there’s someone out there watching her. And, deep down, she knows there’s nothing she can do to make them stop.
It could genuinely be happening down the street to you (or next door – beware)
When it comes to psychological thrillers for me, I need a plot twist to make me gasp – you may not necessarily get this with Through the Wall, but for some reason, it still ticks all my boxes.
It’s got the tension and nail-biting moments with an exciting conclusion. It’s engaging the whole way through, with slight repetition on some parts to make a point. All the chapters are short, some with only 3/4 paragraphs, others with maybe 8/9 pages.
The language is your typical short and snappy for a psychological thriller, although I did wish Corcoran lightened up on Lexie – I felt sorry for her on occasions! I didn’t think I’d get attached, but I *almost* cried at one point, and definitely got goosebumps, so good job to the author for this character building.
It’s very modern, and I think that’s what makes this book a good psychological thriller. It could genuinely be happening down the street to you (or next door – beware), and such common themes are discussed that you can probably relate some aspects to you or your pals. Corcoran places you as a fly on the adjoining wall of Lexie and Harriet’s flats and I loved it.
It’s not too violent, which I enjoyed as well. These days, it’s all about the book that can scare/horrify you the most, but this is a more physically gentler book, but a harsher mental health book, if you know what I mean?
If you like Louise Candlish, you’ll like Caroline Corcoran.
Through the Wall, Caroline Corcoran, RRP £7.99 (paperback); Book Depository