Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Penguin Random House
About The Book
When Laura wakes up the morning after her office Christmas party and sees a man’s shirt on the floor, she is horrifed. This is no ordinary one-night-stand.
Laura suffers from prospagnosia - severe faceblindness - a condition that means she is completely unable to identify and remember faces. The man she spent all night dancing with and kissing, the man she thought she’d brought home, was identifiable only as ‘Pink Shirt’.
But the shirt on her bedroom floor is blue.
And now Laura must go to work every day, and face the man who took advantage of her condition. The man she has no way of recognising.
She doesn’t know who he is, but she’ll make him pay.
Laura has a big secret that has kept from all of her office companions. she has Prosopagnosia, meaning that she can not recognise the faces, she has to rely on little details like a hair cut, a tattoo... to know who is she talking to. So, when during an office party someone abuses her, she doesn't know who to trust and starts to being paranoid and anxious trying to discover who was the "Pink Shirt".
Ready to find him?
Let me say that I was surprised with the plot of this book, I already knew about Prosopagnosia, but never had the chance to really think what it would mean. I could understand why Laura didn't tell anyone apart from her boss about her condition, it would make her more vulnerable that she already felt, always trying to find the detail to know who you are talking to it doesn't have to be easy at all. But it makes this psychological thriller a great read; original and twisty that will keep you searching for a pink shirt all of the book! ;)
Sadly, lately I am reading too many news were rapists go free, without prison, simply a fee... In Spain last month there were 5 men that raped a girl during festivities and now they payed a fee, have to check every week and can't leave Spain, but they are not in prison, they are walking on the streets... Seems that the laws are against women, that a rape is not something punishable... it is not only sad but disgusting and I am really angry about it, and let me say that after reading how "Pink Shirt" thinks about the "night" it makes me angrier, when men will understand that no is no?
I liked Laura's story, told in first person, trying to discover who is the "Pink Shirt" and how she starts becoming paranoid searching for clues to unmask the mysterious man. At the same time you feel pity for her and how she has become isolated from everyone around her, too scared to share her weakness turning her weaker and fearful. She will have to be brave and face the truth, and maybe take down some of the barriers she created if she wants to survive.
We also have the story of Rebecca, Laura's boss, the only one that knows Laura's secret in the office. Her story is told in third person, while I was reading the book I didn't understand how their stories could be linked together, so different... but of course they have a link... but sorry, no spoilers!
Be prepared for a constantly guessing story, with a few twists, surprises and some angry moments, but when a book makes you think it means it has left their seed on you, don't you think?
Ready to search a "Pink Shirt"?
About The Author
EMMA CURTIS was born in Brighton and brought up in London. She is a member of ‘The Prime Writers’, a collective of writers who have all had their first books published after the age of 40.
Emma has two children and lives in Richmond with her husband.
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