Back of the book :
When fourteen-year-old Sophie Munroe 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 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 Lawerence, 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 judgement, preventing her from seeing the truth that neither she, nor Sophie’s family, would ever want to face ?
What I think :
Set in a Devonshire seaside town of Kesterly, Sophie lives with her Dad, Gavin, Step-mum Heidi and little brother, Alfie.
One night Sophie has a argument with her parents and storms off, She disappears, nobody seems to know where she is …
Sophie is a bit wayward and a little bit broken, her mum died when she was ten, and has never really got over it. Has she just run away ?
DS Andrea Lawerence ( Andee – for short) is in charge of the missing person case. Its quite painful for her because twenty years ago, Her little sister Penny went missing too, she was never seen again. It almost broke her family.
Andee lives in Kesterly with her mum, Maureen and her children, Luke and Alayna. Her ex husband is also back on the scene, but does she want him back in her life ?
Wow ! Susan really knows how to weave a excellent tale. I’ve read all of her books, and have loved them all. She mixes family life and intrigue perfectly, and so well researched. Little by little small bits of information are revealed until it all fits into place. Her characters seem to real and really jump off the page, you really feel for them and feel what they are going through. There are so many twists in this book. which all culminate in a very explosive ending. I am going to be thinking about this book and the issues covered in it for quite a while.
I loved this book and will be recommending it, I give it 10/10.
Published by Random House, Cornerstone on 14 August 2014
Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher Random House,Cornerstone for the digital copy to read and review.