I finished reading this book a few minutes ago, and I am trembling, quite unable to type this review. This was everything which thrilled me but scared me equally to my core. The secrets that spilled out were horrifying and evil; it showed me how truly dark some humans could be.
Niki Mackay is a brilliant writer who took me down the road of this slow burn thriller where I was introduced to radio presenter Miriam and her film director husband Nick and their routine life when their daughter Tabitha who went missing. Police and investigator Madison were called to find her daughter.
I assumed this book would be a routine thriller with a missing child arc. I glided happily down the pathway till the first twist hit me, I was delighted. When the pathway got way twisted, the thrills became darker, yet I couldn’t stop reading even when I knew I was going into nightmarish area. The power of this story kept me hooked. I could guess the major twist, but that didn’t stop me from reading this book.
Three POVs, two timelines, dark twists and perversions, and a prose that kept taking me deeper into this literary quicksand made this book a standout thriller, something which will remain with me for a long time.
I am ending the review here as I know I want to have a good long cry as the book is based on darker truths of this world whre women and children are taken advantage of.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher Orion, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Last night I betrayed my husband.
This morning my daughter disappeared.
My husband may have forgiven my first mistake. But he will never forget this.
And so I have to find her.
Before it’s too late. For all of us.
Publication Date: 27th June 2019
Wow, this book truly shook you to the core… brilliant review as always, Shalini!
It did… It was unexpected hence it got to me thank you ❤️
You know the author really got to you if they can make you weep! Dry those sweet eyes, precious girl, so you can read the next book 😉
Thank you DJ… I did get on to the next… An action thriller… Whew
Brilliant review for what looks like a powerful book!
This caught me unaware… Thank you ❤️
Not my kind of book (I need to sleep at night!) But glad the book was good enough to make you feel it.
True… It was quite dark…
This one does sound unique and quite moving. Lovely review, Shalini.
Very dark read
Evil, nightmarish, dark??? Wow, on top of a beautiful cover, this book sounds INTENSE! Fabulous review!
(I’m sorry I can’t share because of Twitter’s jail 🙁 )
Oooh I have been there. It is a lonely place…
Thank you so much ❤️
This sounds like a really emotional and shocking read. Great review, Shalini.
Thank you Cathy..
It caught me unaware
Wow. Another fabulous sounding book. ❤
Baby I am on a roll… And why am I not getting notification of your comments. Uggh is WP becoming like Twitter?
Ugh!! I’m getting notifications from you. WordPress better not be like Twitter (who has terrible support! I haven’t heard back at al!)🤬
They will correct it but not reply.. Can you get my tweets on twitter?
I haven’t seen any replies directly to me, but I did see a couple of your replies to other people.
It works!! Woohoo!
But this had a lot of abuse… I had to have a good cry before I could move on
I can see why. You were able to make a beautiful review out of it ❤
Aww… What a sweet thing to say 💃💃💃💃
Fab review! I definitely love the sound of this one.
This has tough topics if child abuse, but the author has written it well
This sounds super dark and emotional. Wonderful review!
Very dark but a great story.. I had to cry post reading it
Evil–but I’m glad you liked it!
Had to cry post reading it as it was so true. There is evil in this world
I am glad you enjoyed this one Shalini, but I am getting too old for reading about Evil characters and scary plots. Great review.
This is about child abuse and grooming. If that hits you too hard, don’t read it. I cried and cried
I will have to be in the mood then, it is a difficult topic, especially with my little grandchildren being so important to me.
Very true. I cried and promptly forgot the story