The Observer, New Review promised this book was ‘A balm to the soul’. The reviewer was so right. I was struggling to settle back into my reading after a close family bereavement, but I can honestly say that The Split was everything I needed to entice me to keep turning the pages. The plot is so clever, finally weaving all the intriguing threads together perfectly. I really did have a ‘wow’ moment, wondering how the author managed to give all the clues at precisely the right moments, leading to a hugely satisfying conclusion. Alternating between the stark glacial landscape of South Georgia and the streets of Cambridge – wonderfully seamlessly – this is a stalker story with a difference. The landscape is evocatively and beautifully described, and I was as invested in Joe’s story – a psychiatrist haunted by his own ghosts – as I was Felicity’s, who it seems has travelled to the very edge of the world to flee her demons. The characterisation throughout was just perfect. I won’t say more, except to highly recommend it. If you want to be completely immersed in a psychological thriller with a unique twist, I promise you won’t be disappointed. In short, I loved it.