MEET THE WALSH FAMILY
Lucy: Loving mother. Devoted wife. And falling to pieces.
Aidan: Dedicated father. Faithful husband. And in too deep.
Connor:Hardworking son. Loyal friend. But can never tell the truth.
Everyone in this family is hiding something, but one secret will turn out to be the deadliest of all . . .
Can this family ever recover when the truth finally comes out?
Where do I start with this review, should I tell you about the thrilling prologue and then the countdown to Connor being taken. Or should I tell you about the characters and how many secrets they all hold. Not just this family either as really it all revolves around an earlier school residential incident and the three boys involved.
There were so many different stories playing out making this multi layered but not once confusing. It was extremely compelling as the author played them all like some twisted puppet master.
I had so many questions, what happened to Hailey? Who is controlling Aiden? What happened between Mel and Fergus? Who has taken the boys? What did Lucy do to make things worse? Who is in the white car?
I have to say it was a strange experience feeling empathy for Lucy over her youngest son Kieran being so sick while also not really liking her very much. Then there was her husband Aidan who it seemed was up to no good but I couldn’t help liking. This whole book had me feeling all topsy turvy. Then there were their sons Connor and Kieran who were both so brilliant in their own individual ways. Connor loving Hailey exactly as she was and Kieran looking up to him as a typical younger brother would. In his eyes he could do no wrong, but did he?
This is a good, twisty and very unsettling thriller. It’s fast paced in it’s style but slow in revealing it’s secrets. You will be desperate to make the connections and find this difficult to put down.
About the author
Louise Jensen is a global No.1 bestselling author of psychological thrillers. Louise has sold over a million copies of her books and her novels have been sold for translation in twenty-five countries, as well as being featured on the USA Today and Wall Street Journalbestsellers’ lists. Louise was nominated for the Goodreads Debut Author of 2016 Award and the Guardian’s Not the Booker 2018. Louise’s thrillers have been optioned for TV and film.
When Louise isn’t writing thrillers, she turns her hand to penning love stories under the name Amelia Henley. Her debut as Amelia Henley, The Life We Almost Had, is out now.
Louise lives with her husband, children, madcap dog and a rather naughty cat in Northamptonshire. She loves to hear from readers and writers and can be found at http://www.louisejensen.co.uk, where she regularly blogs flash fiction and writing tips.
Link to buy