Only 3 words come to mind when I sit down to write this review – I don’t know… Well I know many things but I don’t know what I have read… I know I have read a thriller but it seemed like a fantasy… Not witchy and faerie and magic kinds but unreal, unrelatable, and somewhat unlikable…
Scarlett the nanny was watching child Katie on the beach when she dozed off and the child disappeared. A cry was raised, cops were called, and the search was on.
This book by Claire Lewis confused the bejeesus out of me. Mother, though initially upset, soon went for mani-pedi and then drinks with her young boyfriend. So it was left to Scarlett to get to the truth. Parts of that investigation was good and seemed genuine.
But then again the characters behaved weirdly, idiotic would be the right word. Scarlett got into the jeep of the mother’s drunk boyfriend and allowed him to assault/molest her. The cop too used the heavy hand, read as assault, with Scarlet outside of police station for no reason. There were many other subplots which seemed to have been written without checking if they were plausible. They were just forcibly made to fit.
The arc interested me, I could guess the plot, but the rest were all a fantastical thriller.
I received a digital copy of the book from the publisher Aria and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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How do you write a review when you are confused?
When Scarlett falls asleep on a Caribbean beach she awakes to her worst nightmare – Katie is gone. With all fingers pointed to her Scarlett must risk everything to clear her name.
As Scarlett begins to unravel the complicated past of Katie’s mother she begins to think there’s more to Katie’s disappearance than meets the eye. But who would want to steal a child? And how did no-one see anything on the small island?
Time is running out and Scarlett is certain of only one thing – she didn’t kill Katie. Did she?
Publication Date: 5th March 2019