The Warning – Kathryn Croft

My little boy’s room was empty, his bed neatly made. Alarm bells should have rung immediately. Then the knock on the door came. All I remember is a thick fog wrapping itself tightly around me. This couldn’t be happening to us.

Three years ago, nurse Zoe’s son Ethan was found drowned in a muddy river by their home, along with his best friend Josh. With no witnesses, their deaths were ruled a tragic accident.

Heartbroken, Zoe and her family, move away from her home. They’re just beginning to get back to some kind of normality, when, out of the blue, Zoe receives an anonymous email:

You need to find out the truth about what happened to your son. Don’t let this rest. Don’t believe the lie.

Shaken, Zoe starts an obsessive hunt for the truth. But why is her husband so reluctant to help?
And why is Josh’s mother so determined not to believe her?



My review

I have already read some fantastic books these last few months and this one is one of those that flew straight up to the top of my list.

It’s one of those stories where you do not know who to trust and I totally had no idea who I could pin the responsibility on. The whole book through the suspense keeps you company, like a too sticky friend not wanting to let go. The whole time you rack your poor brain and the author keeps pulling rabbits out of her hat.

This story is heartbreaking, utterly captivating and every page seemed to contain an amount of glue to keep you reading and preventing you from putting it down.

I will certainly highlight the author’s name on my list of writers to follow.

The only thing I want to add is, if you are looking for a superb book then this is one I can recommend.

It is my first book by Kathryn Croft, but I will not be my last. 5 big, fat stars.

Thank you, Kathryn Croft, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

Kathryn is the bestselling author of seven psychological thrillers and to date she has sold over one million copies of her books. Her third book, The Girl with No Past, spent over four weeks at number one in the Amazon UK chart, and she has also appeared on The Wall Street Journal’s bestsellers list.

With publishing deals in thirteen different countries, Kathryn writes full time and is now hard at work on her eighth book.

After twelve years living in London, she now lives in Guildford, Surrey, the place she grew up, with her husband, their little boy, baby daughter and two crazy cats.