My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Anyone who knows me well and is aware of what kind of books I love to read will know that I was super excited to get this book from Random House UK, Cornerstone to read and review.
I love Susan Lewis books. I look forward to each one she writes wondering what the topic of the story is going to be next and this story really did surprise me after the last one she had written. In a good way.
Sophie to all intense and purposes looks like she has ran away from home. She's taken her most prized possessions with her that any teen would know that is utter important for survival, her Laptop, her Cell phone and some of her clothes.
Her parents are naturally beside themselves.
One of the main traumatic added substance to this story is Andrea Lawrence, the Detective on the case who many years ago went through a tragedy similar to this one, except Penny was never found. We wonder how Andrea Lawrence can take this case on without becoming flawed and having history repeat itself and mar her better judgement. She even questions herself at one stage and plenty around her question her.
As the story unfolds secrets are revealed and it seems there are plenty hiding many thing.
Andrea Lawrence too has a family of her own which she needs to give attention to.
This is an all rounded kind of story that keeps you attached to it until you realize you have turned that last page and wonder what to do next, what to read next that is going to keep your attention as good as this one.
As always, Susan Lewis takes her to the heart, the very core of this stories existence.
For me, Susan Lewis can't write books fast enough, can't wait for her next one.
The powerful new novel about how life can change course in a heartbeat. From the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Never Say Goodbye.
When fourteen-year-old Sophie Monroe suddenly vanishes one night it looks at first as though she's run away from home.
Her computer and mobile phone have gone, and she's taken a bag full of clothes.
As the police investigation unfolds a wealth of secrets from the surrounding community start coming to light. And it seems everyone has something to hide.
For Detective Sergeant Andrea Lawrence, the case is a painful reminder of the tragedy that tore her family apart over twenty years ago. She is convinced there is more to Sophie's disappearance than teenage rebellion.
But is the past clouding her judgment, preventing her from seeing a truth that neither she, nor Sophie's family, would ever want to face?
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