Blurb; This morning, my daughter sat right here, munching her breakfast, too excited to finish it. Now, she is missing.
The day after her ninth birthday, Lucie and Blake Sullivan agree, for the very first time, to let their daughter, Grace, make the four-minute walk back home alone from a friend’s house just down the street.
They joke with friends about hiding behind bushes to ensure she is safe. But the joke turns sour when Grace does not appear.
Despite the best efforts of the police and local community, Grace seems to have vanished into thin air. With hope fading fast, Lucie knows she can rely on her husband to support her through such dark times. That is until the day she makes a shocking discovery, hidden in Blake’s desk, and suddenly she begins to doubt everything she knew about the man she married.
But Lucie harbours a terrible secret of her own. One that she has never shared with anyone, even Blake …
And as the search for Grace reaches fever pitch, Lucie receives a terrifying message. If she is ever to see Grace again, Lucie has no choice but to face the past she tried hard to bury forever. And she must do it alone.
My Review; Wow. Where do I even begin with this review? This is every parents worst nightmare their child going missing. It was a rollercoaster of a read, just when you thought you knew one thing… Along comes the next lie, twist or secret to knock you off your feet.
I felt sorry for both parents throughout it is the worse possible thing that could happen to any parent. I did have my suspicions about some characters at the beginning of the story but ofcourse… They were wrong. The story does flick back to Lucies (Graces mother) past while she goes off to university but is set out clearly and doesn’t get the reader confused.
A really clever story that will knock you down again and again with each twist and turn. There are some very devious, twisted and nasty characters in this story which come to light more towards the end. The ending was perfect for me. A real page turner of a read. Brilliantly written, fast paced and contained short chapters which I personally prefer.
A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. A story I won’t and can’t forget about anytime soon. Poor grace. I felt really worried for wellbeing her throughout.