This will be a hard book to review because I really don't want to give away any spoilers, so here goes:
Linda Huber is very adept at building up tension slowly within her books. This is the second psychological chiller of hers that I've read so far.
A young child goes missing from a Cornwall beach and there is the understandable aftermath of guilt and recriminations from each parent and with each other. Then the hurtful comments, suppositions and lies emerge from some members of the public that add to the parents pain and distress while they wait for any news from the organised search, of what has happened to their beloved little girl.
Meanwhile in a different household, another drama is developing that is entirely chilling and I found myself racing through until the very end of the book to find out what happens. There were times when some of the characters absolutely infuriated me with their actions and inactions, I'd got into the book so much, but all in all a very good read that kept me enthralled until the end.
A story about a missing child is always a very difficult subject but the author Linda Huber writes very sensitively on the subject here and there are no gratuitous, gory scenes within the book.
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