1966 John Michael Adams becomes “Every Parent’s Nightmare” following a shocking attack on two young girls.
1974 Peter Vaughan makes a trip which will have life changing consequences for all concerned.
2008 Ellen Harrison receives a letter informing her she’s been bequeathed in Eudora Nash’s will, a woman she has never heard of.
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The book pursues these alternating story strands until the dramatic end, with the only initial link being the shady journalist Frank O’Hallaran.
This book draws you in from the first page and keeps you hooked until the last heart stopping gasp at the end. As the stories unravel, they raise as many questions as they answer so that just when you think you’ve grasped the link, another spanner is thrown in the works that puts you back to square one.
The story is well told, the characters believable and despite the horror of some of the actions, they are also sympathetically drawn with a balanced portrayal of their actions. The description page turner is often over used, but for me this was definitely true and if this is a debut novel then I’m already looking forward to the next one.
I happily recommend this book, it has everything, drama, mystery, secrets, lies and tension by the bucketful.
I received an advanced review copy via NetGalley in return for an honest review.