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Is doing a good thing the same as doing the right thing? Would I do what the good neighbor did? A missing child arc always gets to me and makes me want to pick up the book.

A missing teen Brittany, a devastated mother Moira, a caring neighbor Moira, and a friendly community of the cul-de-sac made them the pillars of the story. The chapters with different POV left me confused initially but gave me a fresh look at the situation from all angles. The author’s deft hand gave a different perspective to the story, different characters with different views.

My first book by author Cathryn Grant, and I was pulled in by the tiny invisible threads that kept me entangled for long. As the chapters sped, I gathered the plot and understood the story but couldn’t imagine the reason. I liked how the author pulled me in slowly with her writing, moments of it made me gasp.

A plot predictable, a path quite easily led, the book still managed to get to me and evoke my thrill. A bit more reasoning and depth to the characters would have made it perfect. Suspense was hidden, yet I was sure it followed making me stay focused into the book. The story from beginning to end took hardly any time.

A good story overall. And I was left with the burning question that I have never ever thought. Is doing a good thing always the right thing?

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

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Cathryn Grant’s short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazines, The Shroud Quarterly Journal, and been anthologized in The Best of Every Day Fiction. Her short story, “I Was Young Once”, received an honorable mention in the 2007 Zoetrope All-story Short Fiction contest.

Her psychological suspense fiction reveals the motives and desires that lead to suburban crime. Her Suburban Noir novels, ghost story novellas, and short fiction have been described as “making the mundane menacing”.

She’s also the author of the Madison Keith Ghost Story series. She’s currently working on a new psychological thriller as well as the eleventh book in the Alexandra Mallory psychological suspense series — The Woman In the Taxi.

When she’s not writing, Cathryn reads, eavesdrops, and tries to play golf without hitting her ball in the sand or the water. She lives on the central California coast with her husband and two cats. Visit her website at

Sometimes the past just won’t stay buried.

When 14 year old Brittany Cushing disappears one night, her parents are devastated, certain she has been taken.

They can’t bear to think about who has done this and why, about what might be happening to their precious daughter.

Their neighbor, Taylor, is a rock, doing everything she can to help – organizing search parties, setting up a Facebook page, …

As this affluent California community becomes focused on the hunt for the missing girl, it slowly becomes clear that her disappearance is linked to terrible secrets from the past.

Secrets that must be kept hidden at all costs….

Publication Date: 8th September 2019

Publisher: Inkubator Books

10 Responses

  1. Excellent review and an interesting conundrum to ponder… It has been my observations that the right thing isn’t always a good thing for everyone and almost always isn’t a good thing for someone – and a good thing isn’t always the right thing… but it also depends on who is defining the criteria of “the right thing.”

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