Well, this book was fan-freaking-tastic! I loved the high-level action and energy right from the beginning! It’s got some twists, some secrets and some great storytelling!
Told through the alternating perspectives of a husband and a wife, we start the story with the husband’s discovery that his wife and two children are missing from their hotel room. He’s convinced they have been kidnapped because his son’s teddy bear was left behind. We follow him as he works with the hotel and police to discover that it looks like his wife left voluntarily. He partners with one officer to help find her. From his wife’s perspective, we jump between present-day and the past to unravel a web of stories that create an un-put-downable read!
At the end of this book, there is an author’s note, and Sally Hepworth thanks her publishing partners for sticking with her even through her bad books…well I sure haven’t found one of those yet! This book was fantastic! Full of twists and turns, but also building some beautiful characters with backstories and growth journeys, this is an amazing book!
This story is told from the perspective of three women: Tully, Rachel, and Heather. Rachel and Tully are sisters. Their mom has dementia, and their dad has just announced that he’s divorcing their mom to marry Heather, a woman who could be Rachel and Tully’s sister.
This is a story filled with secrets. A family living. . . tiptoeing around each other and finding themselves weighed down by their hidden things.
The story is told by alternating between the voice of Desi (the mom) and Jules (the daughter). Desi isn’t an incredibly likable character, and yet I was very interested in her perspective. I really enjoyed Jules as a character. I wanted everything to work out for her, and I found myself connecting with her easily.
Wow. This book was crazy! This is the kind of thriller that has you completely invested and yet so confused about what is going on! There are so many questions to answer, and you won’t believe it when you learn them!
Sarah finds a post in her apartment for a nanny. It seems like a great way to make some extra money, and even though she doesn’t have any nanny experience, she heads to the interview…and gets the job! It’s a beautiful New York apartment at a luxury address, and yet the family is…a bit off… As she starts to realize that maybe this family is just a bit too odd, it’s also a bit too late. She’s already become entrapped in their secrets.