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I loved the blurb of the story. A missing child is one of my favorite plot arc.
It bespoke of a strong woman Nell who had gotten out of a violent relationship just to realize that she was being haunted by the spirits of a girl who was lost 23 years ago, Ruby and a girl who had been kidnapped a few days ago Emily. A medium Maxine and a good Clarissa helped her at her moments of need.
My first book by author J A Higgins, I liked the concept of the story. I had difficulty initially grasping the way it was written as the first half had physical abuse mostly and how she ran away from the abusive partner, and the second dealt with the spirits and nightmares.
I liked the shadows in the book as the author played with light and dark shades of human, showing me different aspects alternately. The characters were flawed yet found strength to take the right decidions. I liked Nell and Maxine in their own way. The spirits raised the right amount of spookiness and pathos in me.
Something seemed missing, and incidents were shown in different timelines which raised my questions. The ending saw the answers to some of them.
Overall, a good read. I wouldn’t have minded more of an eerie atmospheric vibe emanating from this book, befitting the October month.
I received a free ARC from Rachel and the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
On Halloween night, thirteen-year-old Ruby disappears in the company of a masked figure. She is never seen again. The only witness is Nell Montague who is just seven years old.
Twenty-three years later, Nell is trapped in an abusive relationship and still suffering from vivid nightmares of what she saw. When tragedy strikes she escapes and attempts to put her past behind her. Then, thirteen-year-old Emily disappears.
Haunted by increasingly disturbing visions and helped by a reluctant psychic, Nell must unravel the mystery of what really happened that night, because to save Emily she must first find Ruby. But to do so she will question everything she thought she knew about her own childhood and soon discovers that nightmares don’t always end when you wake up
Publication Date: 26th June 2019
Publisher: Silverwood Books
I appreciate your honest reviews. This one may be too intense for me with the abuse.
I think so too.. I too had my moments when I screamed at her to leave him. The funny part was she told him they are over, she escaped, he found another girlfriend. No obsession no stalker kind of vibe. He was a lazy man.. Who just bashed her up but was not into her, anyone would do. That was something new. She kept hiding and telling me that he would follow her etc. He moved on to the next one. I didn’t know how to react…. 🤷🏻♀️
Ahh…some of these books lately have been heavy with the abuse. I think I will pass on this. Wonderful review ❤
The next book by the author would be great
okay, mia culpa, i see i just had to get farther into what i’ve missed to see your suspense reviews. still, Shalini, this one is pretty dark and I always have a problem with abuse, so…maybe not.
It is a difficult subject, I feel so I can understand