author: Camilla Way
published: 9 October 2018
source: Book of the Month
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The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide...
When Clara's boyfriend, Luke, disappears, everyone believes that he's left her, but Clara thinks she knows the truth. Recent evidence suggests that Luke had a stalker, and Clara worries that he's been kidnapped. Then Luke's older sister, Emily, who vanished twenty years ago, suddenly reappears.
Emily wants to help Clara with her search for Luke, but she refuses to talk about what happened--even though it nearly destroyed her family when she vanished. And the deeper Clara digs into Luke's mysterious disappearance, the more convinced she is that the two incidents are connected.
This was such a wild ride of a book! It was my first by Camilla Way, but it won’t be my last. I was taken in from the very first page!
The story is told in alternating timelines, which for much of the book creates two separate stories. The story of the past seems unconnected to that of the present… until tiny threads begin to draw them together.
This book has all the necessary elements for a great psychological thriller. Overly perfect families, a violent and psychopathic child, twists and turns,missing ppeople, and dark secrets that have had disastorous reprecussions. There were moments that were utterly chilling, and it was those moments especially that keep me turning the pages as quickly as possible. At various points, I thought I had it figured it out, but each time a twist appeared and proved me completely wrong.
There is truly never a dull moment in this book. It was well paced and thoroughly engrossing!
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