I’m so pleased to be part of the tour today for this wonderful book. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.
Rain pounds the windscreen in the pitch-black evening. She knows this winding country road like the back of her hand, dodges the potholes with ease. But then she hears a crunch. A thud. She slams on the brakes.
Since Katie’s dad left it’s just been the two of us, but we’re a team – singing in the kitchen at cheesy pop songs, tackling her homework. My teenage daughter is everything to me.
But one night, as we’re curled up in front of the TV, the messages start. I keep my phone away from Katie so she can’t see the terrifying words: I know what you did. Now you’re going to do something for me…
I have no choice but to obey. Because if I go to the police, come clean about what I did to protect my girl, all the questions and prying eyes would soon discover Katie’s secret too. And that would tear her life apart.
So I drive where they tell me, do what they say, send the photo evidence they want. I feel sick when they ask me to cause someone harm, and it’s clear they know everything about our lives. I thought I was keeping a secret to keep my girl safe. But have I actually put her in even more danger?
An absolutely addictive thriller about how far a mother would go for her child, with a twist that will leave you gasping. Fans of Shari Lapena, Lisa Jewell and The Girl on the Train won’t be able to put this down.
I just love this author’s books. He has a way of writing a story that is so gripping, but so realistic. The characters feel like people that you know, and they give such depth to the writing.
In this book, Jennifer, the main character is someone who I couldn’t really figure out whether to like or not. She’s involved in a terrible accident, but her actions that follow are difficult to come to terms with. Her flaws do, however, make her much more realistic as a character, and it’s easy to see how she might have reacted the way she did.
The anonymous text messages are a different matter. I couldn’t figure out who knew what she’d done, and what their motive was. I had my suspicions as to who it was nearer to the end of the book, but it didn’t spoil the suspense at all.
The pace of the book is slow, but it suits the plot perfectly, as the suspense builds and builds. It’s a hard book to put down, and I found myself reading late into the night, as I really wanted to see what would happen next.
A real page-turner, with just enough twists to keep you hooked, but still keep it completely realistic. Another gripping novel from a fantastic author.
Kerry Wilkinson is from the English county of Somerset but has spent far too long living in the north. It’s there that he’s picked up possibly made-up regional words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’. He pretends to know what they mean.
He’s also been busy since turning thirty: his Jessica Daniel crime series has sold more than a million copies in the UK; he has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults; a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter and the standalone thriller, Down Among The Dead Men.