‘Daddy has been lying.’
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?
How what seems like a perfect gift, turns out to be one from hell!
Have you have been through the same? Have you ever thought you found the perfect gift for someone and when they ripped the paper off to reveal what was inside, you saw their happy face become a horrified or sad one? Have you ever wanted to disappear through the floor and wishing you could turn back time? Or maybe you have tried to point out the positive sides of the gift and hope the other person could see it like that too?
Faye was convinced that she had found the best surprise for her husband and the rest of her family, but it seems like she was wrong. Very wrong, because she could never have imagined how things would pan out.
How she curses herself for not getting him something like a new tie, or a pair of socks or maybe a few bottles of wine. But no, she had to go through with her plan and ruin everything. She could have saved herself so much heartache.
Fans of this author know that this is not the end of it. It’s just the beginning. A psychological thriller is meant to mess with your head. So beware about what she is about to do to yours. 😉
She weaves present and past into a perfect braid. A glimpse of the future is like a beautiful scrunchie to bind it all together. 5 stars
About the author
Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and Jess their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer songwriter, but now she spends her days writing suspense thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).