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Faye Townsend has planned the perfect summer trip for her family. But returning to the small seaside town her husband grew up in does not go to plan, the rain pours and the long days become stifling. And then the unthinkable happens…
Her husband Jake and her six-year-old son Dylan go for an early morning walk along the beautiful, windswept clifftops. They don’t come back.
As the hours tick by, Dylan’s red baseball cap is found on the beach and Faye finds herself being questioned by the police. They want to know everything about the man she married - is Faye ready to face her husband’s dark past? Or will she have to confront her own secrets first?
And just how far will a mother go to save her only child?
Faye arranges a holiday as a surprise for her husband Jake. Jake’s sister, Lainey and her husband Tom and their children are there for Jake’s birthday but there are underlying tensions. The reader knows there’s something wrong but not what it is, or who is involved. Shalini Boland is very good when it comes to tension and unease in a story. Gradually the situation unfolds and every mother’s nightmare occurs. Jake and their young son Dylan disappear. The true situation is revealed much later on in the book and I thought the tension was kept up all the way through. It’s an involving read and you find yourself taking sides, then wondering if you’re right. A very good read.
About the author
Shalini lives by the sea in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing psychological thrillers (in between school runs and sorting endless baskets of laundry).
Just a thought
What kind of life can you have in a house without books? ―