My Thoughts

Clara’s boyfriend Luke doesn’t come home one night, and she thinks something is wrong until Luke’s best friend says he has not been the most faithful boyfriend.  However when Luke doesn’t reappear after a few days Clara feels  this is something more serious, and she would be right.

Oh boy this book was juicy!  There were so many twists and turns in this page turner!  The chapters alternate between Cambridge 1988 and London 2017/present day.  In 1988 Doug and Beth Jennings were raising their very troubled daughter Hannah.  This child is pure evil, and the older she gets the worse she acts especially after Beth gives birth to a little boy.  Poor Beth is up to her wits, but because she had issues getting pregnant, she sees Hannah as a gift.  So how does Hannah relate to Clara and Luke?! Oh it’s good!  Sad, but good.  My heart goes out to Beth.

Nobody is who you think they are, and none of that comes out until Luke disappears and the investigation begins.  There were so many times while reading that I felt for Clara.  She thought Luke had the perfect family, but that was only what she saw on the outside, it’s a very different story on the inside.   In the end Clara made the right choices, she stood strong.  

The story seemed to be left open for another book which would be interesting because there was a twist that popped up at the end that made my jaw drop.

Book Rating:5/5

Wine Pairing: Grand Vin de Bordeaux Chateau Labrousse 2018

 

Goodreads Synopsis

The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide…

When Clara’s boyfriend, Luke, disappears, everyone believes that he’s left her, but Clara thinks she knows the truth. Recent evidence suggests that Luke had a stalker, and Clara worries that he’s been kidnapped. Then Luke’s older sister, Emily, who vanished twenty years ago, suddenly reappears.

Emily wants to help Clara with her search for Luke, but she refuses to talk about what happened–even though it nearly destroyed her family when she vanished. And the deeper Clara digs into Luke’s mysterious disappearance, the more convinced she is that the two incidents are connected.