I needed a fast moving book which would get over in a couple of hours. And this book fit the bill. The pages turned so rapidly that I was astonished
The story was routine for a thriller, a mother searching for her child. This had a slightly different delivery. The husband Tom didn’t plan to kill her, but got her imprisoned on embezzlement. In the prison, Natalie also made a startling discovery – she was addicted to narcotics.
The debut by Rona Halsall traversed the trails of Natalie from home to prison to freedom. A stronger badass woman emerged from prison to right the wrongs.
But being a thriller, there were bound to be twists. But this twist was predictable as there were only 4 characters, so one of them was bound to be the villain.
The middle of the book which talked about her in the present and in prison was different for me. Rest were pretty much the same as any thriller. I read the book till the very end in one sitting as I wanted to know if my prediction was correct. In this case my niggles were not a very well developed pre-prison Natalie, and husband Tom was a slim-show in the book. He was hardly there in the book.
Overall a good predictable hence fast thriller.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 3 stars
Natalie is desperate to find her little boy. It has been more than three years since she saw Harry. Three long years in prison for a crime she knows she didn’t commit.
But her husband believed the police, and took their son.
Who has gone to such great lengths to destroy Natalie’s life? Everyone she once trusted – friends, family, all the people close to her – what secrets do they hide?
Publication date : 17th August, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture