I’ll never forget that day. It was blisteringly hot, and I begged our mother for an ice cream. As we left you with Dad, I didn’t know it would be the last time I saw your face. Minutes later, we returned to the end of the pier where we had parked your pushchair. Dad was asleep on a bench, and your little pink blanket was empty. You had vanished.
Twenty-five years later. The morning of the anniversary of Jess’s disappearance starts like every other for her sister Kate – a rushed school run, a cold cup of coffee and a quick scan of the news for updates. But when her phone beeps with a message from an unknown number, everything changes.
I know what happened to Jess.
Finally, Kate’s a step closer to getting answers to the questions that have tormented her for so long. Why was her mother so angry that day? How did her father sleep through his own daughter’s abduction? And when the police car came screeching towards the pier, how is it that nobody saw a single thing?
As she drives her young family to the seaside town to meet the mystery messenger, she feels uneasy. Who are they and why did they reach out now? But before Kate finds out, history repeats itself and her world is turned upside down once more.
Then Kate receives one final, terrifying message… will her pursuit of the truth cost the lives of everyone she has ever loved?
When I think about this author, Gina Harte comes out in the same breath. I find this an amazing series and it seems like the author has send the detective on a well deserved holiday, because this book has nothing to do with her.
I was intrigued😊
Imagine: you are a small child and suddenly your baby sibling disappears. Of course at the time there is not a lot you can do. But what would you do when you grow older? Would you let go at a certain point or would you keep on looking, desperate to find out what happened. You cannot believe, even after many years that there was not something fishy going on.
In comes Kate, our main character. She is a wife and a mom, but she cannot be completely happy. That devastating event from, in the meantime, 25 years ago still is controlling her mind and influencing her and family’s day to day life. Maybe she should just accept she will never know, and that’s when a bombshell is being dropped…
In the beginning, I must say it felt a bit weird. I was waiting for Gina to arrive LOL. Force of habit, I guess, but soon enough I was immersed in this story. A lot of people to choose from and stick the label ‘culprit’ on, but I kept changing my mind.
There was always something that did not feel right and in the end I gave up. I really did not know who to believe anymore.
I have to admit that I did not see this coming and when one of the characters fessed something up, I was flabbergasted. I screamed ‘WHAT??? WHY???’ This person could have saved someone a lot of pain, emotionally as well as physically. I will not put that person on my Christmas list ever! 4 stars
About the author
Carla started writing more seriously ten years ago after having flirted with musical theatre and occasional writing in her youth.
Since then she has written & produced several stage plays, has four self-published books, has acted in several independent films and is currently in the final stages of production of her feature horror film, Penny for the Guy.
She now writes full time as well as co-owning a film, photography & video production company located in the heart of Redditch town centre.
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