Nina Todd meets Rupert,’ the most handsome man she has ever seen in real life,’ while attending a work training course. She returns home to her boyfriend Charlie, her office job and hopes to leave her indiscretion at the hotel and return to her normal life. Unfortunately Rupert wants more….
Nina Todd has Gone is a slow burning psychological thriller. From the flashbacks in between the chapters we learn more about Nina’s early life, and in turn Rupert’s early life as well as his current thoughts. These narratives slowly reveal more about Nina, Rupert as well as Charlie, Charlie’s mother and his reclusive brother Dave.
I find it hard to say whether I liked Nina’s character, I couldn’t truly sympathise with her as Lesley Glaister cleverly feeds us the consequences of her actions reflected by Rupert and Charlie.
This is ultimately a book about who is good and who is right; none of the characters were. If you like endings that wrap up neatly and tie everything in a bow this is not the book for you.