Man, what a book!! Can I repeat it again – What a book!!
I loved how the book began, it has been three years since Zoe’s son Ethan died via accidental drowning in the river along with his best friend Josh, when suddenly Zoe gets a warning. An email which casts suspicion that maybe Ethan’s isn’t accidental!!
“You need to find out the truth about what happened to your son. Don’t let this rest. Don’t believe the lie.”
And Zoe starts investigating…
What really happened to Ethan? And who was sending her these warnings, that too after 3 years?
My first book by Kathryn Croft (yes, I am soon going to read all her other books), and the book was a thrilling rush in each page. I loved the way a mother’s heart wrenched at the thought that her child was deliberately killed. I loved the way Zoe stood alone, strong and determined, trying to go back into the past, to days prior to Ethan’s death. I loved the way, the mother in her, looked after and cared for the elder son. I loved the way Zoe never gave up. And I loved the way she gave total loyalty and support to her sons. I loved Zoe!
The book was a total roller-coaster ride. I loved its bumpy roads, the twists and turns churned my stomach, and I enjoyed every bit of it. I was in such a book high till something niggled me (FYI the book also had the word “niggles” in it, sooo happy)
The ending – it could have been so much better. I went – nooo, don’t do this to me now. I loved you, book, why are you doing this to me. Change the ending, change the ending!! And there were some unanswered questions raised by that ending. Sighhh!!!
But the overall book was fab. I read it over 2 days as I didn’t want it to end. I went so slow, so that the story appeared never-ending. I did read parts of the book hiding from my boss. I wanted to read one more chapter before I had to stop. The book kept me going for 2 days. I loved the book, and it loved me back. Happy dance!! 💃💃
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 4 stars
About the Author
Three years ago, nurse Zoe’s son Ethan was found drowned in a muddy river by their home, along with his best friend Josh. With no witnesses, their deaths were ruled a tragic accident.
Heartbroken, Zoe and her family, move away from her home. They’re just beginning to get back to some kind of normality, when, out of the blue, Zoe receives an anonymous email warning.
Shaken, Zoe starts an obsessive hunt for the truth. But why is her husband so reluctant to help?
And why is Josh’s mother so determined not to believe her?
Publication date : 12 October, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture