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Ah, a book with feels and thrills.

Molly was writing a book on abused children. She apparently had a happy childhood, but had visions of being shut in a cupboard. Alice had escaped an abusive childhood, now had loving husband and kids. But they didn’t know the truth. Margaret was an alcoholic and a mother of two. This was their stories.

Having read a lot of books by this talented author, I knew that Nicole Trope would take me on a ride. A master storyteller of such domestic thrillers, she could keep me hooked to this book from the beginning to end, my craving to know the secrets written in between the lines kept increasing as I tapped the kindle.

Told in multiple POV, Alice and Molly in the present, and Margaret in the past, the author laid down careful crumbs for me to follow her on this merry trail. I loved the way she linked the stories all together, giving me a book which thrilled me to the core. There were secrets hidden in all the women, and it kept me on the edge of the seat to get to know it all.

Heartbreaking issues of child abuse and domestic violence were written into the story which made me slightly emotional, I had to skip through some rough parts. But it was ulrimately thriller which kept me captivated.

An engrossing read, barring the tough sections.

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

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I will not think about it anymore. I won’t think about her. My lost little sister with her beautiful smile, her chestnut-coloured eyes. My sister who I couldn’t protect.

If you passed Alice on the street, you couldn’t help but smile. At how she holds hands with her husband, Jack, who she has been with since she was at university. At the way she admires her three boys, the centre of her universe.

But if you looked very closely, you’d see how tightly she holds Jack’s hand, afraid to let go. You’d see how carefully she watches her boys, scared to look away. You’d see her smile fading in a matter of seconds, and the pain she hides behind her eyes.

She has told Jack that she ran away from home when she was younger – but she didn’t tell him the whole story. Her husband doesn’t know about the guilt she bears about her little sister she failed to save.

Now, after a lifetime of fresh starts, Alice can feel her past playing catch-up. She is sure she is being watched, certain she is being followed. She may not be able to stop her secret coming out – but can she stop the world she has lovingly built collapsing in on her?

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