Everyone said she was the prettiest flower girl. But now her dress lies on the floor. It’s wet and torn, her shoes are lost. ‘Tell us what happened to you?’ her daddy sobs. Christine shakes her head. All she can remember are the red rose petals scattering like drops of blood spilling to the ground.When Christine Lewis was a little girl, she witnessed something terrible at a wedding and buried it so deep in her memory, she managed to forget it ever happened.Years later, Jessica Newman walks into the successful advertising agency Christine runs with her husband. Jessica is beautiful and excellent at her job but her presence triggers disturbing memories for Christine. Fragments of the wedding are starting to flicker in her mind and an unexplainable ball of dread begins to form in Christine’s stomach. Jessica is slowly beginning to destroy Christine’s marriage and her business. Why can’t anyone else see it?Christine and Jessica’s lives were connected long before they set eyes on one another. But in unlocking the mystery of what happened at the wedding all those years ago, is Christine prepared for the truth she’s about to find?
I think we all have experienced it already. You meet someone you have never met before, but you still have the feeling you know them. It can either be a good feeling or a bad one.
Time to find out more and that’s exactly what Christine decides to do. Was that a wise idea or should she just have let things be…?
It all starts with the past. There is no present and certainly no future without that base to depend on. No matter how hard you sometimes fight to hide what happened before, whether is was to hide crimes or to push shocking events away, sooner or later they will come back to haunt you.
When your life is about to be turned completely upside down, you know what you have to do. There is only one thing you can do…
A great story where someone does not stop at nothing to achieve what they are after.
I had figured out some details, but there was a lot more than that to discover with a twist I did not see coming.
In my opinion not a fast paced book, but a interesting one for sure. 4 stars.
Thank you, Laura Elliot and Bookouture
About the author
Laura Elliot lives in Malahide, a picturesque, coastal village in Dublin, Ireland. She enjoys writing psychological thrillers — in the UK she is published by Bookouture, Sphere and Avon — and by Grand Central Publishing in the US. Her novels have also been widely translated.
AKA June Considine, she has written twelve books for children and young adults. In her earlier career, she worked as a journalist and magazine editor.