Back of the book :
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 daughters 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 disappearance, Gina and her daughter take the trip. But there is something very strange about the hotel and the family who 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.
What I think :
Gina’s husband Rick is missing, he went out to buy a newspaper and never come home. They have an eighteen year old daughter, Hannah and also a ten year old son, Jacob who was sadly killed in a hit and run accident. Gina can’t understand what has happened to Rick, she’s living in a awful limbo. One afternoon four months after the disappearance, Gina gets a phone call from a lady at a country hotel. The woman explains that Gina’s husband Rick had made a booking for their up-coming wedding anniversary for five days at the hotel, and was wanting to know if they were going to be bringing their dog with them. Gina knows nothing of the booking, but decides to go and take Hannah with her on the hope that she can find something out about Ricks disappearance. When they get to the hotel, odd things start to happen, Hannah’s not very happy and then when Hannah gets quite ill Gina wonders quite what she’s got Hannah and herself into.
There are loads of twists and turns in this book, its such a rollercoaster of a read. I did find the main character slightly annoying, with her constant “I miss Rick” and “I just want Rick”. I understand her husband has gone missing and that must be awful, but I find the constant references to it quite boring. However, I was quite intrigued to discover what Hannah’s “Big” secret was though, and was quite pleased to discover that I’d guessed it right. The first half of the book is quite slow but its the second half of the book where all the action is, I really could put it down. The ending was quite a sting in the tail and turned everything round, but it made everything fall into place.
I really did like this book and would recommend it to a friend.
I give this book 8/10 (4 stars)
Published by Century on 05/05/16.
A huge Thankyou to Netgalley and Century for the review copy of the book.