I turn to where I left my baby in his pushchair and pull up short. With a racing heart, I look around wildly, fear gripping my stomach. I only looked away for a moment. The pushchair and my baby are gone.
Kelly is taking her twin daughters to their first day of school, ushering them into the classroom, her heartbreaking to think they might not need her anymore when she turns around and sees that her newborn baby is gone.
As a desperate search ensues, baby Noah is quickly found – parked in front of a different classroom. But when Kelly reaches forward to comfort him, she finds something tucked beside his blanket. A locket that belonged to her sister Freya. A locket Kelly hasn’t seen since the day Freya died.
And then Kelly’s perfectly-ordered life begins to unravel…
Often things ocurring in the present are born out of events happening in the past. That one of the points of view an author can use as a skeleton for a story and one I really enjoy. This book is built up around this structure.
We follow Kelly’s life as a young girl and as a grown up woman with her own family.
Sometimes someone can hurt you so deeply that taking revenge is what you feel you need to do. And is there a better way than to spread a lie? But revenge and lies can drive people to desperate actions … and that’s when the guilt kicks in …
And now suddenly the shoe seems to be on the other foot!
Maybe the book is not really a thriller but it certainly messes with people’s heads and it kept me entertained from the first letter until the last full stop. It’s a story with a lot of sadness, pain and secrets, but it also has a kind of creepiness. You think you know which direction the book is going to take. Well, guess again. 🙂 A nice few twists that I did not see coming are always a bonus of course. 🙂 4 stars.
Thank you, Wendy Clarke and Bookouture (via Netgalley).
About the author
Wendy Clarke started her career writing short fiction and serials for national women’s magazines. After having over three hundred short stories published, she progressed to writing novels. With a degree in psychology, and intrigued with how the human mind can affect behaviour, it was inevitable that she would eventually want to explore her darker side.
What She Saw is her debut psychological thriller, published by Bookouture, with a second coming out in August 2019.
In her previous life, Wendy has published three collections of short stories and has been a short story judge for the Chiltern Writers Group, Nottingham Writers Group and The Society of Women Writers and journalists.
Wendy lives with her husband, cat and step-dog in Sussex and when not writing is usually dancing, singing or watching any programme that involves food
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