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Genre: Psychological thriller, suspense, family mystery

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon.com


The Blurb:

Four months ago, Rick went out to buy a newspaper. He never came back.

His wife, Gina, is struggling to deal with her loss, and her daughter’s mood swings are getting worse. Then she receives a phone call from a woman at a country hotel, confirming details of a booking Rick made before he vanished.

Desperate to find out more about his disappearance, Gina and her daughter take the trip. But there is something very strange about the hotel, and the family that run it.

Soon Gina is unsure that Rick even made the booking – but one thing is clear: both mother and daughter are in serious danger.


My Review:

A gripping tale of family secrets, and how far people will go to protect them, this had oodles of intrigue and tension punctuated by more intrigue and tension.

Gina’s husband, Rick, disappeared some months ago and she is struggling to cope. Her daughter, Hannah, is distant and, when they are offered the chance to take up a booking Rick made before he went missing, Gina jumps at the chance. But then strange things start happening and, as secrets start to unravel, the danger escalates.

The writing was punchy and sharp (in a good way), the characters complex and relatable, and the plot was intricately crafted. A great psychological thriller-cum-mystery.

*I received a free copy from the publisher, via THE Book Club on Facebook (TBC), in exchange for my honest review.