Author(s): Sara Sligar
An Indie Next Pick for May 2020
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Journalist Kate Aitken leaves New York for a fresh start in California and a new job: as an archivist for the estate of famed photographer Miranda Brand, who died mysteriously some decades earlier. Miranda's son, Theo, has returned to the family home after his father's death, and needs Kate to organise his mother's work and the mess of her personal effects.
The further Kate digs into the material, the more a picture begins to emerge of a vibrant artist buckling under the pressures of ambition, motherhood and marriage. But Kate has secrets of her own, including a growing attraction to the enigmatic Theo, and when she stumbles across Miranda's diary, her curiosity spirals into a dangerous obsession.
A darkly seductive tale of two magnetic women pinned down by secrets and lies, Take Me Apartis also a chilling, thought-provoking take on art, illness and power, from a spellbinding new voice in psychological suspense.