Emma spent years comforting David after his first wife was killed in a road traffic accident; the same accident from which his six years old daughter vanished. Her calming influence seemed to soothe him, and their baby Ollie enjoyed the serenity of their home. When David’s long lost daughter arrives from nowhere one day everything changes and she finally realises just how entwined their lives really were. When the secrets begin to spill out she wonders if her family will ever be safe again.
This edgy thriller takes us to some very dark places; places where children and motherhood are not sacred. The reader can sink into the story straight away and is soon dumped into the disturbing world of crime and cruelty. The author’s use of the characters is brilliant; children, especially the younger ones, seem to ratchet up the emotional investment bringing more and more tension.
Emma’s character was a real show of strength and Natasha’s responses to her environment were realistic and terrifying. The plot was twisted and looped to keep plenty of mystery in the story and I wasn’t able to predict the story.