The first time you see them, out for an evening walk on the cliffs, you’ll think they’re the perfect family. You’ll see a wife who looks so happy, strolling peacefully beside her husband in his dark winter coat, holding her daughter’s hand. But you have no idea what’s really happening in their house…
If you come a little closer you might hear the way the man speaks to his wife.
You might notice that the woman doesn’t have any close friends. That sometimes her husband doesn’t want her to leave the house. You might wonder if that’s a scar her beautiful daughter is hiding on her neck.
When you read the local newspaper and hear the news that the wife has fallen from the cliffs, you’ll question whether it was really an accident at all.
And when the husband starts dating someone new – a woman with the same long dark hair and big blue eyes as his wife – will you say something this time?
Because someone has to protect the little girl and stop history from repeating itself. And it may already be too late.
I have read books by this author before and I am a fan. Needless to say that I was looking forward to this one too.
It’s true that not every book grabs you by the throat straight away with a lot of action going on, but that’s not a problem for me. As long as the author can keep me interested, that is what I am looking for. I know that somewhere, sometime, the story will explode and that I will be lost to the world.
First of all I like the cover, but that’s me loving jewellery. You can’t go wrong there. 😉 Good choice.
When I read the title, I had some scenarios in my head, but none of them were the right ones. Kudos to the author for this. 😊
After having read a book, I take a few moments to think about it and especially how the cover and title fit the story. I already talked about the cover. So, how did I feel about the title? I quite like it when the title summarizes the whole book, but sometimes it’s indicating something else too. It focusses then on one important part of the story and this was the case this time in my opinion. It was only a very small part in the book, but when that was revealed, for me, that’s when all hell broke loose.
I never knew who to trust and I love that. It shows the author’s background in psychology. She uses it to create interesting stories. 5 stars.
Thank you, Wendy Clarke and Bookouture
About the author
Wendy Clarke was a teacher until the small primary school where she worked closed down. Now she is a writer of psychological suspense but is also well known for her short stories and serials which regularly appear in national women’s magazines.
Wendy has two children and three step-children and lives with her husband, cat and step-dog in Sussex. When not writing, she is usually indulging in her passion for dancing, singing or watching any programme that involves food!