Bree has the perfect life with three healthy children, a doting husband and more money than she could ever imagine. She wakes up one morning thinking there is a”witch” staring at her through the bedroom window. Bree shakes it off as lack of sleep from having a new baby until she sees the woman in the parking lot at her older kids’ school. Nobody could be after her and her perfect family right? When her baby disappears without a trace Bree thinks she can throw money at the kidnapper and get her baby back. Unfortunately this kidnapper doesn’t want her money, she wants revenge.
This was one of those books that had my heart racing after the baby was taken. What did the crazy witch looking lady want? It didn’t make any sense to me at first, but it slowly, very very slowly, came together with a twist I did not see coming. My one complaint about this book is that it was too long. There was so much information to get through until you understood why the old women had taken the baby. The truth made my stomach drop, and the evidence Bree found left me breathless and not in a good way. However I did like how it all wrapped up in the end.
This one is out today! Thank you William Morrow and NetGalley for my #copy.
Book Rating: 3.5/5
Wine Pairing: Ménage à Trois Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing up poor in rural Georgia, Bree Cabbat was warned by her single mother that the world was a dark and scary place. Bree rejected her mother’s fearful outlook, and life has proved her right. Having married into a family with wealth, power, and connections, Bree now has all a woman could ever dream of: a loving lawyer husband, two talented teenage daughters, a new baby boy, a gorgeous home, and every opportunity in the world.
Until the day she awakens and sees a witch peering into her bedroom window—an old gray-haired woman dressed all in black who vanishes as quickly as she appears. It must be a play of the early morning light or the remnant of a waking dream, Bree tells herself, shaking off the bad feeling that overcomes her.
Later that day though, she spies the old woman again, in the parking lot of her daughters’ private school . . . just minutes before Bree’s infant son, asleep in his car seat only a few feet away, vanishes. It happened so quickly—Bree looked away only for a second. There is a note left in his place, warning her that she is being is being watched; if she wants her baby back, she must not call the police or deviate in any way from the instructions that will follow.
The mysterious woman makes contact, and Bree learns she, too, is a mother. Why would another mother do this? What does she want? And why has she targeted Bree? Of course Bree will pay anything, do anything. It’s her child.
To get her baby back, Bree must complete one small—but critical—task. It seems harmless enough, but her action comes with a devastating price, making her complicit in a tangled web of tragedy and shocking secrets that could destroy everything she loves. It is the beginning of an odyssey that will lead Bree to dangerous places, explosive confrontations, and chilling truths.
Bree will do whatever it takes to protect her family—but what if the cost tears their world apart?