The Daughters by Julia Crouch

I’m delighted to tell you about this fabulous book today, as part of the tour. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

Book Description:

My father said my mother killed herself. My sister says he’s lying.

The day of our mother’s funeral, my little sister Lucy and I clung to our father’s side. He promised he’d get us through it, and we believed him. But then I discovered that the coffin we wept over was empty.

Dad says he was trying to protect us – that he thought it would be easier to grieve if we didn’t know our mother’s body was never found.

His new wife says she just wants to help us move on from the past.

Then Lucy has a flash of memory that leaves her shaking. Our father. A woman she doesn’t recognise. A knife…

She insists she knows something about the day our mother died, but it’s buried too deep to see clearly.

What happened to our mother? I need to find the truth. But I have no idea who I can trust. And what if the answer puts my life in danger?

A completely gripping psychological thriller that will make your heart pound as you try to decide who is telling the truth. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn.

My Review:

Wow, what an action-packed and twisty book this is!

The characterisation in this book is superb. You might not like or trust all of the characters, but you’ll certainly be completely drawn into their lives and you won’t know who is lying and who is hiding a secret.

There are a great many secrets in this super twisty novel. Even Carys, the character who I liked the most, was keeping something from everyone.

I found myself unable to stop turning the pages, needing to know what was going to happen next. This is a complete cancel-everything, walk-around-glued-to-your-kindle type of book, so be warned, you won’t want to put it down.

I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to discover more books by this author. Highly recommended.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author Bio:

Julia started off as a theatre director and playwright. While her children were growing up, she swerved into graphic design. After writing and illustrating two children’s books for an MA, she discovered that her great love was writing prose. The picture books were deemed too dark for publication, so, to save the children, she turned instead to writing for adults. Her first book, Cuckoo, was published in 2011, and she has been writing what she calls her Domestic Noir novels ever since. She also writes for TV and teaches on the Crime Writing MA at the University of East Anglia. She has three grown up children and lives in Brighton with her husband and two cats, Keith and Sandra.

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