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I loved, loved, loved the book. I couldn’t stop reading it, even when it was 2am. I had to know the truth. The book captured me so slyly that I was the prey in the web it wove around me.

The cover and a missing child arc always makes me pick up the BOOK. The main character Libby paid a huge price for just a moment of distraction. Her son rushed to the elevator all by himself to press the shiny buttons. AND HE WAS LOST!! The cameras caught the back of a woman walking with him…

Haylen Beck is amazing, I couldn’t believe the way his writing pulled me slowly into the story with its emotions. I thought I knew thrillers. What I didn’t know was that a thriller can cause so many emotions to wrench my heart along with fear and angst. I loved the way the author made me go – No no don’t do it!! But alas the characters didn’t listen to me.

I didn’t know one can have a story filled with a mind gripping thrill, the kinds that made me scream, with just two main characters. The scenes molded in a smooth manner, the tension never let go. There were times when I couldn’t believe what I was reading, all in a good way.

How far could two women go when they believe they are entitled to a child… FAR… VERY VERY FAR

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher Vintage Digital, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Libby would do anything for her three-year-old son Ethan. And after all they’ve been through, a holiday seems the perfect antidote for them both. Their hotel is peaceful, safe and friendly, yet Libby can’t help feeling that someone is watching her. Watching Ethan. Because, for years, Libby has lived with a secret.

Just days into their holiday, when Libby is starting to relax, Ethan steps into an elevator on his own, and the doors close before Libby can stop them. Moments later, Ethan is gone.

Libby thought she had been through the worst, but her nightmare is only just beginning. And in a desperate hunt for her son, it becomes clear she’s not the only one looking for him.

Publication Date: 20th June 2019

Publisher: Vintage Digital

43 Responses

  1. I read a previous title by Beck ‘Here and Gone’ and it was absolutely gripping. Seems this one is so good too. Thanks for putting it on my radar. Great review, Shalini.

      1. Also might want to check out the books he writes under his own name, Stuart Neville.
        I’ve been meaning to get around to him for a couple of years now, this post has moved him higher on my TBR.

        1. Me too… Maybe you give away your next book as a giveaway to me so I can say that I was given a book away in a giveaway… 😂 😂 😂

          1. Maybe, that’s always an option! I was actually trying to do that with this first one, but it had mixed results because my timing was off.

  2. Haven’t noticed this one – thanx for the lovely review and info. You are on a remarkable streak of hits

  3. Love your review Shalini. I just noticed that I have this one and, sadly, haven’t read it. Starting it right this moment…. okay, no, right after I finish the one I’m reading now. 😉

  4. You have read and it seems a number of books are being published right now about missing children. I think this is a topic that is very emotional, that pulls at human heartstrings. Then the way the author writes the book turns those emotions into the a thriller. I am doing good just to read your reviews.😱

  5. Another wonderful 5 star review. An emotional thriller sounds really good. The thought of your child going missing that quickly is so scary. I know how easily it can happen. My son took off out of a changing room when he was only 2 and a half, luckily it turned out okay for us, but it was the scariest moments of my life.

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