The Co-Worker, Freida Mc-Fadden’s newly released psychological thriller, is as twisty as they come! McFadden tells a lot of the story through emails; the correspondence is mainly between Dawn, a socially awkward accountant who writes long narratives to her only friend, Mia, who doesn’t always reply. When she does, the replies are a fraction of the length of what Dawn wrote. That got me thinking…what is up with Mia?
Meanwhile, the core of the narrative is told through first person point of view. Our protagonist, Natalie, is a salesperson and office-mate to Dawn. But while Dawn is strange and unpopular, Natalie is the queen bee, proving that some people don’t change a lot since high school. Still, it’s Natalie we’re rooting for, right? Because when Dawn goes missing, it’s Natalie who looks for her, finds a pool of blood in her home, and slowly falls under suspicion for Dawn’s disappearance, especially with the police detective, who was bullied as a kid.
This is my fourth McFadden novel, so I assumed that whatever I thought was going on was probably inaccurate, and I was right! This author never disappoints when it comes to jaw-dropping twists, and The Co-Worker was a lot of fun! It will keep you guessing for sure.