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Author Ruth Harrow used in-depth psychology on her characters to show their transition through life. It was both intriguing and thought-provoking, how a secret kept hidden throughout life suddenly exploded out of the blue… Maybe with a few reminders.
Hannah, her husband Will, and daughter came home for her sister April’s funeral. And memories hit her hard about one day in her life as a child when an incident occurred and Paige Wakefield disappeared.
My first book by this author, I loved the claustrophobic feel that Hannah had throughout her stay. They made her restless and lent an air of disquiet to her. I was intrigued. Add a stalker to the equation, and I could see the bindings around her tighten.
There were clues and false hopes in the story. There was a reality and layers of added beliefs which made me long to dig in deep to get to the truth. The story was winding, some parts could have been sharply edited. They niggled at me. I didn’t like any of the characters. They all used a convoluted way of thinking. I kept poking them a.k.a tapping my kindle screen. But alas, they went their own merry way.
The last few chapters where all the repercussions of one act were faced head-on. I loved how the story was tied up to a great realization and at long last, Hannah took the best decision. From denial, she moved on to strength and brought the book to an interesting finale.
I downloaded the digital version of the book from Kindle Unlimited, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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The past was meant to stay buried…
But someone knows the truth…
Decades ago, the disturbing disappearance of an eleven-year-old girl shook the tiny village Hannah grew up in. Now Hannah receives the shock of her life when she is told her sister, April, has committed suicide. Distraught, she returns to her childhood home for the funeral.
But someone who refuses to forget the past has sickening shocks in store for the grieving family and soon latch onto Hannah instead, leaving her looking over her shoulder at every turn.
Now the nightmares aren’t only inside Hannah’s head …
The close-knit community is rattled as devastating secrets and unspeakable truths are shaken up and it seems everyone has a secret to hide …
Hannah feels her grip on reality slipping as she starts to suspect even those closest to her – including her husband Will. April had uttered words of warning against him, but was it merely jealousy? Or does Hannah truly have something to fear from the father of her child?
Could the danger be closer to home than she realises?
And why is Hannah’s own father insisting that the past should remain in the past?
Publication Date: July 2020